The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) is designed to prepare students for professional careers in various higher education and student affairs positions. This full-time, two-year, cohort-based academic program combines traditional instruction with graduate assistantships and practica experiences. Students complete a total of 44 credit hours for the HESA degree program, which includes a variety of elective graduate courses offered through the Department of Educational Leadership and other academic departments.
Students must take an additional six credits of electives and successfully complete and pass the summative exam, which consists of an oral presentation in which students address learning related to two HESA core competencies and application of knowledge to student affairs practice.
The program is offered by the Neag School of Education.