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Administrative Leadership MS - Higher Education Administration Concentration (UW–Milwaukee)

Education-Related Studies

The concentration in Higher Education Administration seeks to strengthen higher education opportunities by preparing individuals who foster organizational development and change within an increasingly complex and global society, and who nurture within individuals, groups, organizations, and society skills in and commitment to lifelong learning. A major focus of the program is preparing leaders for urban higher education institutions who honor diversity and difference among people, groups and societies. Preparing leaders for urban education institutions is a major focus of the program.

The concentration in Higher Education Administration provides opportunity for professional development for individuals who are currently working in or wish to move into professional roles within various settings of higher education, including administration, student affairs, or teaching.

Graduates who complete the Online Master's Degree in Administrative Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education Administration are typically employed in areas within higher education organizations related to institutional advancement and administration, faculty and organizational development, program planning, evaluation and coordination, or teaching. The program prepares students for careers in higher education including positions as student advisors, managers of support programs for traditionally underrepresented students, student housing specialists, student programming specialists, business managers, and specific administrative positions at all levels within higher education organizations.

Total credits required for completion: 33

Admission Requirements

Students seeking the online option must fill out a short questionnaire in addition to applying online.

Bachelor's degree.

A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.

One official transcript sent directly to the Graduate School from each undergraduate and graduate school attended. If you attended UWM as an undergraduate, the Graduate School will obtain transcripts from the UWM Undergraduate Records Office.

Proof of English Language Proficiency.

Applicants seeking licensure who already hold a Master's Degree are not required to complete a second graduate degree. They may register for all of the required course work as Non Degree Candidates (NDC) and be recommended for the appropriate license upon its successful completion. Work completed prior to beginning certification at UWM may be applied toward certification requirements as appropriate. There is no grade-point average admission requirement for NDC status.

Degree-granting Institution

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

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