Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

This program is designed for recent college graduates and college administrators who are seeking new positions or planning to advance within college and university leadership.
We train students in organizational and leadership theory, college student development, and diversity and cultural foundations, all with a lens focusing on social justice and urban education in support of the mission of UMKC and the School of Education, Social Work and Psychological Sciences.

Graduates of the Program are prepared for entry- and mid-level leadership positions at community colleges, universities, and other educational institutions. Our focus on student affairs and athletics administration provides a unique offering in the Kansas City region.

Program Features:

  • 36 hours of coursework (9 required courses, 3 electives).
  • Courses are offered in the evenings (after 4:30pm) to allow scheduling flexibility for practicing
  • Our mix of face-to-face, blended, and online courses allows students to create community in
    classes while also offering format flexibility.
  • Foundational courses expand students’ understanding of college student and educational
    institutions through a critical lens.
  • Complete your degree in 3 years while working full-time.
  • Emphasis areas include: Student Affairs Administration, Athletics Administration, Educational
Alumni Testimonials

Application Requirements and Deadlines:

Applications are reviewed year-round. A completed application includes:
  • A statement explaining your interest in the program and why this degree is the right one for you.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts for all previous post-secondary work
Submit your application here.
  • Fall semester applications are due August 1st
  • Spring semester application are due November 15th
  • Summer semester applications are due April 15th

Higher Education Administration Affiliated Faculty and Staff

For more information about the Master of Arts in Educational Administration with an Emphasis in Higher Education Administration, please contact Selia Ramirez or Dr. Tiffani Riggers-Piehl (Program Coordinator).