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.
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
- Writing Sample
International61416 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
National61416 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State27648 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.
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