Higher Education, M.A. | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
12 months
1706 USD/credit 61416 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 61416 USD/year
768 USD/credit 27648 USD/year
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The Higher Education program at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) is committed to advancing the positive role education can have in society.


The Higher Education program at the University of Maryland is a community of ten full-time faculty members with master’s and doctoral students who share an interest in the study of higher education, student affairs, and/or international education policy. 

We have selected you as a student on the basis of your previous academic and professional achievements. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our students’ backgrounds, and your practical and research experiences prior to enrolling in our program is one of our major strengths. 

The purpose of the program is to provide you with the conceptual understandings and professional skills that will permit you to eventually fill a leadership role in educational institutions and agencies as a reflective practitioner and/or as an active scholar in the field. These goals will vary slightly based on your ultimate career goal, and in which of the three concentrations you are enrolled. 

Information & Advice for New Students 

This program offers a demanding curriculum with courses taught by excellent faculty. In your first semester, you will be required to take a master’s or doctoral level Professional Development Seminar as it provides an introduction to the study of higher education and offers an opportunity for students to meet other faculty and students in the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Seminar in Higher and Adult Education
  • Higher Education and Society
  • The Academic Profession
  • Higher Education Finance
  • State-Level Higher Education Research
  • Quantitative Aspects of Public Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis of Policy Issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    61416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    27648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
Living costs

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


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