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Higher Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
Examines the social, cultural and organizational contexts of higher education and develops skills into informed decision making, and professional practice from a social justice perspective. Focuses in organization, leadership, equity, and assessment.

About

The higher education master's degree program is designed for people pursuing careers in colleges and universities. The program prepares students to work in postsecondary institutions through exposure to the social, cultural, and organizational contexts of higher education, theories of leadership and student development, and current issues. Students develop the skills to practice informed decision-making in their roles as higher education professionals and the program embraces a social justice perspective to professional practice. The program also provides a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue doctoral work.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Inquiry I: Introduction to Quantitative Research
  • Community College Today
  • Topics in Higher Education
  • Higher Education in the United States: Contexts and Populations
  • Evaluation and Assessment: Enhancing Program Effectiveness and Student Learning
  • Higher Education Law
  • Organization Theory and Management in Higher Education
  • Introduction to College Student 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Evidence of a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or an approved petition
  • One (1) official transcript issued by the Registrar of each institution attended, sent directly to the Office of Graduate and Professional Enrollment. 
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals who know your work
  • Personal Statement: Essay of 500 words describing personal experience and interests in relationship to higher education and/or student affairs. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Redlands

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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