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Higher Education Administration

Central Michigan University

24 months
850 USD/credit 15300 USD/year
850 USD/credit 15300 USD/year
682 USD/credit 12276 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration degree at Central Michigan University is a dynamic program designed to prepare graduates to work in higher education and student affairs at colleges and universities.


 Graduates seek jobs in a wide array of functional areas, including academic advising, student life, fraternity and sorority life, residence life, service-learning and civic engagement, career services, and disability support services, to name a few. 

This 36-credit program is in line with the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), which helps ensure quality of graduate preparation programs in higher education and student affairs. 


Central Michigan University's Master's of Higher Education Administration program is hosting two upcoming webinars to learn more about the program and unbeatable assistantship packages. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Assessment in Higher Education 
  • Leadership for Social Justice
  • Higher Education Law 
  • The American College Student 
  • Student Development Theory 
  • Financing of Higher Education 
  • Administration of Higher Education 
  • Student Affairs Administration 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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36 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Along with the application, you’ll need to submit a $50 application fee
    • Submit a copy of your passport
    • Submit proof of English proficiency or your intent to study English upon arrival – unless you are from an exempted country where English is the primary language of instruction. 
    • You also may demonstrate English proficiency by completing the English studies program through CMU's English Language Institute. 
    • Applicants must provide a third-party course-by-course credential evaluation and document verification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12276 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 682 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Mount Pleasant

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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