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Master of Arts in Higher Education

Major: HED
Degree Awarded: MA
Unit: GE
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Program Information

This program is designed for students who wish to qualify for college administrative positions. It does not qualify graduates for Kentucky administration certification. This degree is also available for distance education through on-line instruction.

Program Admission Procedure

  • Evidence of a Bachelor’s Degree and 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  • General Test score on the Graduate Record Examination of 800 (verbal + quantitative) taken prior to August 1, 2011.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Department committee reviews application materials and makes recommendation to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.


General Requirements (3 hours)  
ELFH 600 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics  3
Professional Area (15 hours)  
ELFH 678 The American College and University  3
ELFH 681 Philosophy of Higher Education    3
ELFH 682 Organization and Administration of Higher Educational Institutions 3
ELFH 693 College Students in the U.S.
ELFH 607 Principles of Educational Leadership (for Higher Education) 3
ELFH 684 Educational Resource Management in Postsecondary Education
ELFH 694 Diversity and Higher Education 3
ELFH 680 Legal Issues -- Postsecondary 3
Electives (approved by advisor) (6 hours) 6
Exit Requirements (3 hours)  
ELFH 690 Internship in Post-secondary Education 3
Minimum total hours 36


Concentration in Sport Administration

Professional Area  
ELFH 607 Principles of Educational Leadership 3
ELFH 620 Legal Issues in Education 3
EDFH 682 Organ. & Admin. of Higher Educ. Institutions 3
EDFH 600 Introduction to Research Methods & Statistics 3
EDFD 680 The American College and University OR 3
EDFD 681 The Philosophy of Higher Education  
SPAD 625 Sport Administration 3
Specialization Area  
SPAD 618 Rise of the Sport System in America OR 3
SPAD 680 Athletic in Higher Education  
SPAD 505 Sport Facility Management OR 3
HSS 575 Administration of P.E. Programs & Athletics  
SPAD 684 Current Trends & Issues in Sport Administration 3
SPAD Elective as approved by the advisor 3
Exit Requirements, 4-6 hours  
ELFH 699 Thesis or Professional Paper OR 1-6
SPAD 692 Internship in Sport Administration  
Minimum Total Hours 31-33

Departmental Faculty

Meera Alagaraja

Assistant Professor

Melissa Andris


Mathew Bergman


Beth Bukoski

Assistant Professor

Roger Buskill

Bradley Carpenter
Assistant Professor

Namok Choi

Phyllis Connelly
Assistant Professor

Denise Cumberland
Assistant Professor

Sherry Duffy


Jacob Gross
Assistant Professor

W. Blake Haselton
Associate Professor

Superintendent in Residence

Ann Herd
Assistant Professor

Amy Hirschy
Assistant Professor

Jason Immekus

Associate Professor

Kyle Ingle

Associate Professor

Gaetane Jean-Marie

Department Chair

Tiffanie Lewis
Assistant Professor

Bridgette O. Pregliasco
Assistant Professor

Kevin Rose

Assistant Professor

Michael Rowland
Assistant Professor

Brad Shuck
Assistant Professor

James Stone

Jeffery Sun

Contact Information

Higher Education - MA

Bridgette Pregliasco
For Sport Administration concentration,
contact Meg Hancock

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