12 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Higher Education program at Southern Illinois University is a 42-credit hour Master’s of Science in Education degree with a major in Higher Education. 


Key Features

The mission of the Higher Education program at Southern Illinois University is to educate postsecondary educators and practitioners to understand, teach, and support collegiate student populations. We enable our students to develop abilities that allow them to enter and advance within student affairs areas of higher education. Our students gain practical skills, build an awareness of student cultures, and recognize and develop and appreciation of collegiate student diversity.

Our faculty is committed to social justice, equity, and a multicultural pedagogy, designed to improve human communication and a person’s ability to be an active part of a society that incorporates many cultures. We strive to foster critical, reflective students who will also be able, in their professional capacities, to foster critical reflective students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Higher Education in the United States
  • Student Affairs Administration
  • Finance in Higher Education
  • Student Development Theories
  • College Students and College Cultures
  • Law and Higher Education
  • Evaluating Educational Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
  • 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 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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