Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

Major: HED
Degree Awarded: MA
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/ma-he

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 recommended score of 800 (verbal + quantitative) taken prior to August 1, 2011,
  • Two letters of recommendation, and
  • Department committee reviews application materials and makes recommendation to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.

Curriculum

General Requirements(3 credit hours)Credit Hours
ELFH 600 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics3
Professional Area(15 credit hours)
ELFH 678 The American College and University3
ELFH 681 Philosophy of Higher Education3
ELFH 682 Organization and Administration of Higher Educational Institutions3
ELFH 693 College Students in the U.S.3
ELFH 607 Principles of Educational Leadership (for Higher Education)3
ELFH 684 Educational Resource Management in Postsecondary Education3
ELFH 694 Diversity and Higher Education3
ELFH 680 Legal Issues -- Postsecondary3
Electives (approved by advisor) (6 credit hours)6
Exit Requirements(3 credit hours)
ELFH 690 Internship in Post-secondary Education3
Minimum total credit hours36

Concentration in Sport Administration

Professional Area
ELFH 607 Principles of Educational Leadership3
ELFH 620 Legal Issues in Education3
ELFH 682 Organ. & Admin. of Higher Educ. Institutions3
ELFH 600 Introduction to Research Methods & Statistics3
ELFH 680 The American College and University OR3
ELFH 681 The Philosophy of Higher Education
SPAD 625 Sport Administration3
Specialization Area
SPAD 618 Rise of the Sport System in America OR3
SPAD 680 Athletic in Higher Education
SPAD 505 Sport Facility Management OR3
HSS 575 Administration of P.E. Programs & Athletics
SPAD 684 Current Trends & Issues in Sport Administration3
SPAD Elective as approved by the advisor3
Exit Requirements, (4-6 credit hours)
ELFH 699 Thesis or Professional Paper OR1-6
SPAD 692 Internship in Sport Administration
Minimum Total Credit Hours31-36

Concentration for Fort Knox

General Requirements (3 credit hours)
ELFH 689 Special Problems in Educational Leadership3
Professional Area (24 credit hours)
ELFH 610 Collaboration & Communication for Effective Leadership3
(Replaces ELFH 678)
ELFH 641 Graduate Seminar: Leadership, Foundations, & Human Resource Education3
(Replaces ELFH 681)
ELFH 682 Organization and Administration of Higher Education Institutions3
ELFH 693 College Students in the U.S.3
ELFH 607 Principles of Educational Leadership (for Higher Education)3
ELFH 684 Educational Resource Management in Postsecondary Education3
ELFH 694 Diversity and Higher Education3
ELFH 680 Legal Issues -- Postsecondary3
Electives (approved by advisor) (6 credit hours)
ELFH 683 College Teaching3
ELFH 623 Special Problems in Leading Instructional Improvements3
Exit Requirements (3 credit hours)
ELFH 690 Internship in Postsecondary Education3
Minimum total credit hours:36

Faculty

Meera Alagaraja

Associate Professor

Mathew Bergman

Assistant Professor

Lee Bewley

Associate Professor

Mary Brydon-Miller

Professor

Jessica Buckley

Clinical Assistant Professor

Harrie Buecker

Liaison for District and School Partnerships, Director for Educator Development and Clinical Practice

Roger Buskill

Instructor

Kerry Charron

Clinical Assistant Professor

Namok Choi

Professor

Denise Cumberland

Assistant Professor

Casey George-Jackson

Assistant Professor

Jacob Gross

Assistant Professor

W. Blake Haselton
Associate Professor

Superintendent in Residence

Ray Haynes

Clinical Associate Professor

Ann Herd

Assistant Professor

Amy Hirschy

Assistant Professor

Jason Immekus

Associate Professor

Kyle Ingle

Associate Professor

Detra Johnson

Assistant Professor

Carlos McCray

Associate Professor

Laura Parson

Clinical Assistant Professor

Meghan Pifer

Associate Professor

Ishwanzya Rivers

Clinical Assistant Professor

Kevin Rose

Assistant Professor

Terri Rowland

Clinical Assistant Professor

Brad Shuck

Associate Professor

Jeffrey Sun

Professor

Associate Professor

Kevin Rose

Assistant Professor

Terri Rowland

Clinical Assistant Professor

Brad Shuck

Associate Professor

Jeffery Sun

Professor