M.Ed. On Campus

Higher Education and Student Affairs

Kent State University

12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Kent State University prepares graduates to assume a wide variety of administrative positions within colleges and universities throughout the world, ranging from entry-level to director-level. 


The curriculum is grounded in theory and focused on practice to reinforce entry-level skills, support diverse-student populations in their development and cultivate skills and competencies necessary to lead and administer programs. Focusing on the “big picture,” students gain an understanding of the complex environment in which they will be working.

Graduates are prepared to work as staff and administrators in campus life, career services, judicial affairs, resident services, alumni, admissions, academic success, academic advising, international student services, institutional advancement, upward bound, student disability services, student multicultural center and undergraduate and graduate studies.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Higher Education and Student Affairs from Kent State University will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of psychosocial and cognitive-structural theories of student and adult development that guide the profession and be able to the impact the college environment has on student learning and development.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of and conversant knowledge of the legal issues facing higher education today, including being familiar with legislation that impacts decision making within higher education and understanding the rights and responsibilities of students, staff, faculty and institutions.
  • Demonstrate practical experience in two or more functional areas within higher education.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the administrative and financial functions performed on a college or university campus.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the diverse nature of higher education in the United States, and will be able to articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with the provision of a diverse, multicultural educational setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Internship in Higher Education Administration
  • Law and Higher Education
  • College Student Development: Theory And Practice
  • Leadership in Education Organizations
  • Business Administration in Higher Education
  • The Administration of Multiculturalism and Diversity in Higher Education
  • Intercultural Communication for International Educators
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • GRE scores if undergraduate overall GPA is below 3.000
  • Résumé or vita
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • English language proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 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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