Administration of Higher Education

Suffolk University

18 months
29520 USD/year
29520 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Boston’s numerous academic institutions are densely packed near Suffolk’s downtown campus and in surrounding areas. Whether you’re looking to make a difference at a secondary school or a higher education institution, this program will position you, literally, for a successful career.


In the Master of Education in Administration of Higher Education program, you can complement your core curriculum with a variety of elective courses, matching your education to your potential career path and specific administrative needs.

This program is designed to prepare you to thrive in an array of functional areas and offices, including academic advising, admissions, alumni affairs, development, college unions, athletics, career planning and placement, residence life, orientation, student activities, financial aid, international student services, multicultural affairs, registrar offices, and a host of other professional positions at colleges, universities, and other higher education-related agencies and organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Organization & Administration of Higher Education
  • Legal Aspects Higher Education
  • Financial Aspects Higher Education
  • Research in Higher Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Goal statement 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14760 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    29520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14760 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.


Financial aid for graduate students in all disciplines is limited. However, you will be considered for any available aid when you complete your admission application and appropriate financial documentation (e.g., the FAFSA).

The most common form of financial aid for the Administration of Higher Education program comes in the form of Graduate Fellowship opportunities. A variety of fellowships are available to full-time Suffolk graduate students. In addition to providing partial tuition remission and a stipend, these fellowships offer students an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience relevant to their studies. Award and stipend amount, selection criteria, and employment responsibilities vary. Among the many offices offering fellowships are: Student Activities and Service Learning, Residential Life, Advising, Ballotti Learning Center, Admission, and Diversity Services. Please see the Financial Aid Office for more information, or contact Dr. Siegel.

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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