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Higher Education Administration

The online Master of Arts program in Higher Education Administration is a 36 credit-hour program that can be completed within two to eight years, either as a part-time or full-time student and from any geographic location.

The program of study consists of a common core (12 credits), research core (6 credits), electives (6 credits), support area (9 credits) and a capstone requirement (3 credits).

The M.A. degree prepares individuals for leadership positions within college and university settings or within affiliated organizations in support of the postsecondary sector. Alumni have been placed within executive, administrative (business administration, academic affairs and student affairs) and faculty support positions; or have continued their graduate studies in pursuit of a doctoral degree.

Career Profile

Recent job titles of graduates include:



Employers for the above titles range from in-state schools such as West Virginia University and Fairmont State University to out-of-state institutions such as Duke University.

Course Delivery Options

Online

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Writing samples/portfolio which includes work crossing various genres

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Test Requirements: GRE only, 50th percentile (5 years or newer).
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​August 1

Fall Deadline

​August 7

Spring Priority

​December 15

Spring Deadline

​January 7

Summer Deadline

​Do Not Admit

Admissions Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Writing samples/portfolio which includes work crossing various genres

Admissions Requirements

Test Requirements: GRE only, 50th percentile (5 years or newer).
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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