Higher Education Administration

Master of Arts (M.A.) Concentration


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Get A Higher Education Administration Concentration

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.

What is Higher Education Administration?

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At UW, the higher education administration master’s is a broad-based program that will give you a strong foundation in the history and ideas underpinning America’s system of higher learning. You will also gain expertise in learning theory, adult education and the functional areas of “business” in universities, community colleges and adult education agencies.

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.

Have Questions?
Contact our program coordinator!

Application Deadline

  • January 15 - Fall/Summer
  • May 15 - Fall
  • September 15 - Spring

Required Documents

  • Letter of application or personal statement
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three references

How to Apply
Please visit our program admission webpage for more details and application guidelines.

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What Can You Do with a Higher Education Administration Master’s Degree?

Whether you are working at a community college, four-year institution or in other adult education environment or you want to enter the higher education field, the UW master’s in higher education administration will prepare you for leadership roles that will give you the chance to increase educational access and economic mobility for people in your region.

Graduates from the UW master’s in Higher Education program go on to earn promotions, serve as administrators in government and nonprofits and pursue doctoral-level degrees.

Higher Education Careers

UW higher education administration M.A. graduates can hold titles such as:

  • Director Student Recruitment and Outreach
  • Director of Admissions
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Project Coordinator
  • Case Manager
  • Athletic Director
  • Program development specialist
  • Academic advisor
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WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE Higher Education administration Program?



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Higher Education Administration Concentration Degree Program Highlights

The UW online higher education administration master’s program is designed for students in the Rocky Mountain West and beyond, who seek to learn theoretical as well as practical knowledge that will help to help people in their communities access post-secondary and lifelong-learning opportunities.

The UW program is distinguished by the following:


Online Flexibility

Keep your current work schedule while taking part in online courses set at convenient times for working adults.


Study with faculty who have worked in the field in areas ranging from student affairs and admissions to academic affairs and online education.


Compile a portfolio during your master's studies to display your competencies and showcase your work.



Travel Grants

Explore opportunities to apply for travel funds to subsidize costs of attending or presenting at professional meetings and conferences.




Look into relevant graduate scholarships from UW, such as:

Clarence Jayne Memorial Scholarship
Kercher Family Scholarship in Education


The College of Education at UW is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


Travel Grants

Explore opportunities to apply for travel funds to subsidize costs of attending or presenting at professional meetings and conferences.





Choosing the Ed.D. program was a very positive decision. The classes are interesting and timely, the faculty are incredibly supportive, and the ability to complete a doctoral degree at a distance made getting the Ed.D. a reality while working full-time. This is a quality program with great support, in a convenient format and at a reasonable cost!

- Katie Gooch, M.A. ’20