Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog

Education, M.A., Concentration in Higher Education Administration

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The MA in Higher Educ Admin will give you a strong foundation in the history and “business” area’s in America’s higher learning system while gaining expertise in learning theory and adult education.

Program Specific Degree Requirements Master’s Program

The M.A. program is a professional degree program that does not require a Plan A (thesis) or Plan B.

Additional Information:

Adult learning, rural access to continuing education, workforce training and institutional operations are just some of the issues you’ll explore in UW’s higher education administration master’s program. Plus, the online master’s degree program in higher education administration at the University of Wyoming balances theory with practice to give you the knowledge and skills you need to enter the field or advance at your current institution. Most importantly, you will gain an understanding of where you can make a difference as a leader in the vast field of post-secondary education. By the time you complete your program, you will be ready to level up your career and take your place as a skilled administrator in higher education, government or the nonprofit sector.

Application Deadlines:

January 15 - Fall/Summer

May 15- Fall

September 15 - Spring

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to UW and the School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design through the online applicant portal.

  1. Click here to access the UW graduate applicant portal. Make sure to use the corresponding application admittance semester indicated above.
  2. After completing the initial information page, you will receive an email from the system including a link and your temporary username and password.
  3. Please complete the contact, academic, residency information, etc.
  4. Submit the $50 application fee
  5. Submit ALL required documents to the online document portal (see below for details)

 Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts to UW Admissions.


Include ALL documents listed below in order for your application to be considered

    • A letter of application.  You should discuss your professional and academic goals as well as share your perceptions about how the MA in Higher Education Administration (MA-HIED) will help in achieving those goals.  Any special issues that you think the admissions committee should know about (e.g., undergraduate GPA below 3.0, past graduate HIED courses taken under the “six-credit rule”, etc.) should also be highlighted.
    • A professional resume or curriculum vitae. No one format is “correct”, but the information most important to include is work experience.
    • Three references provided.  Full contact information for three references who might speak to your academic potential and/or potential for a career in higher education, including an active email address, should be offered in a separate document clearly marked as “References”.  Once the Office of Admissions has this information, they will contact the references via email and request that they complete a questionnaire and upload a letter.  It is a good idea to check with Admissions in advance of the admissions deadline regarding any reference letters that may still be outstanding, and follow up with any of those references.

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