This is a content holder for the one button emergency notification system.

Our Master of Education (MEd) in Higher Education Administration Online Program provides the theory and skills combined with a collaborative environment to succeed in mid level and upper level leadership roles across higher education. Our program is designed to provide current and future leaders in higher education with the foundation to understand the purpose, structure, governance, and operation of various areas of leadership in higher education and integrates opportunities for students to discuss current trends and issues in higher education. Students are provided the opportunity to problem solve dilemmas and strategies and develop solutions to real-world problems drawn from higher education settings that can be readily deployed in their own work setting.

Our online, interactive program allows students to participate anytime, anywhere and collaborate to build strong networks. Our MEd in Higher Education Administration provides a strong foundation in all aspects of higher education to allow students to pursue career paths that have meaning for their interests and skills.

Program Highlights

  • 100% Online Program with Quality Matters* e-learning instructors
  • 33-credit program can be completed in two years based on completion of two courses per semester
  • Affordable and flexible format
  • Field experience opportunity, enabling close collaboration with administrators from higher education departments
  • Experiential studies for real life experiences and connection to higher education leaders
  • Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
  • BSU has been preparing educational leaders for over 170 years

Program Outcomes
Graduates of our online MEd in Higher Education Administration program will be prepared to excel in mid-level and leadership roles across the higher education spectrum. Positioned to analyze real-life problems encountered in their workplace, graduates will network with colleagues locally and world-wide in technology rich environments.

Virtual Information Sessions

Register for one of our virtual sessions to learn more about the program and speak with faculty.

 Admissions Requirements

  • Online application - A completed and $50 application fee
  • Resume - A resumé which demonstrates the applicant’s potential for leadership and academic achievement as evidenced by activities during his or her professional career or undergraduate studies
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three letters of recommendation (one from someone who can speak about your academic background)
  • GPA - A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of coursework or 3.0 based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • Personal Statement - Prepare a brief, but careful statement on how completion of this program will improve the student’s ability to excel in the higher education environment

Application Deadlines

Rolling admission for Fall, Spring and Summer enrollment.
Applications that are not completed prior to the start of the semester will need to be moved to the next applicable semester.

 Apply Today


To start taking a course immediately, prior to enrolling in the program, please complete our free, non-degree application and review details on how to register.

*Registration for Fall 2020 opens Friday, April 24, 2020 for the first online higher education administration course.

EDLE 504 Introduction to Higher Education and Post Secondary Education (Pre-requisite for all courses)


First Year -Semester 1
EDLE 504 (Prerequisite) Introduction to Higher Education Administration 
EDLE 505 Law and Policy in Higher Education 
First Year -Semester 2
EDLE 506 Community College and Global Post-Secondary Education 
EDLE 507 Organization and Administration in Higher Education 
First Year-Semester 3 
EDLE 508 Crisis Management and Prevention in Higher Education 
EDLE 512 Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education
Second Year-Semester 1
EDLE 517 Finance and Budgeting in Higher Education
EDLE 518 Assessment, Program Evaluation, and Accreditation in Higher Education 
Second Year-Semester 2 
EDLE 566 School Plant Planning and Administration 
A 500-level course from any graduate program in College of Education and Health Sciences or as approved by program advisor
Second Year-Semester 3 (3 credits)
EDLE 519 Practicum in Special Topics in Higher Education Administration

Exit Requirement Comprehensive Exams using a Digital Portfolio

Total Number of Credits = 33

Search Courses

 *Please see the Graduate Academic Policies section of the Graduate Academic Catalog for additional information regarding comprehensive examinations.

***For the most up-to-date information regarding course descriptions, please visit our University Catalog.

Directors/Coordinators in the following fields:
  • Core/Non-Core
  • Enrollment Management
  • Financial Aid
  • Graduate Admissions
  • Student Accounts
  • International Education
  • Global Initiatives
  • Instructional Technology
  • Health Services
  • Human Resources
  • Outreach & Engagement
  • Institutional Diversity & Multiculturalism
  • Grants & Special Projects
  • Facilities Management

Funding Opportunities 

The College of Graduate Studies provides various opportunities for graduate students to receive funding while working towards their degrees. Appointments are competitive and are determined by undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, pertinent experience, educational preparation and interviews.  For information on assistantships, fellowships and conference funding awards, please visit our Graduate Funding Opportunities page.

Graduate Student in classroom
View this PDF for an overview of the College of Graduate Studies.
Grad students in class
View our graduate events page to RSVP to information sessions, workshops and seminars.
Movement Arts Halth Promotion Leisure Studies Classroom
Bridgewater offers competitive tuition and fees for graduate students both in and out of state.
A Studying Graduate Student
Create an account to start your application to a graduate program today!