Feb 27, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Higher Education, MSEDU

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The Master of Science in Higher Education (HIED) is a degree program with recommended pathways in Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs. The program serves those contemplating careers in higher education or already working in a college or university, as well as those interested in pursuing the study of higher education at the doctoral level.  


Admission Requirements 

  • UK Graduate School Application 

  • Official transcripts for all previous coursework completed at any institution of higher education,  

  • A 250 word statement of purpose describing the student’s intellectual and professional goals for completing the program 

  • Two letters of reference with at least one from a referee familiar with the students’ academic work 

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae 

  • Deadlines for Applications are October 1st and February 1st. 


Degree Requirements

  • The program requires 31 hours of coursework culminating in a common written master’s exam during the final semester. 

  • All EPE students are required to take EPE601 Proseminar (1 credit hour) during their first semester of study in the department. 

  • Core Classes recommended of all MS HIED students 

  • MS HIED students then design a focus following suggested pathways in Higher Education Policy or Student Affairs. 

  • The MS in HIED program plan also requires one 3 credit hour research course selected in consultation with their advisor. 

  • Internships are recommended, but not required.  Internship experiences are designed by the student and their advisor to meet individual professional and/or scholarly goals. 

  • Electives can be chosen from EPE courses as well as courses outside of EPE and the College of Education with permission of the student’s advisor. 

  • Students may include an EPE graduate certificate in Research Methods or Comparative & International Education as part of their MS HIED program. 




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