The School of Education and the Division of Higher Education offer a master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education in a fully online program with two specialty areas: 

  • Higher education administration
  • Community college leadership

All students admitted fall 2020 or later have the below required classes. If you were admitted prior to the fall of 2020, your course sequence can be found here

Course Sequence 

First Year – Fall

  • HG ED 552XE: Introduction to American Higher Education
  • HG ED 573: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in Student Affairs

First Year – Spring 

  • HG ED 576: Student Development in Higher Education
  • RESEV 550: Introduction to Educational Research

First Year – Summer

  • HG ED 544: Foundations of Leadership and Learning
  • HG ED 575: Organization and Administration of Student Affairs

Second Year – Fall 

  • HG ED: Resource Management in Higher Education (Course call number pending)

Community College Leadership concentration

  • HG ED 582: The Comprehensive Community College

Higher Education Administration concentration

  • HG ED 504: History of Higher Education in the United States

Second Year – Spring

Community College Leadership concentration

  • HG ED: Community and College Partnerships (Course call number pending) 
  • HG ED 580: Current Topics in Community Colleges

Higher Education Administration concentration

  • HG ED 577: Campus Environments and Cultures
  • HG ED 593: Workshop [Current topics in higher education administration]

Course descriptions can be accessed via the Iowa State course catalog.