M.S.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Higher Education and Student Affairs

M.S.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Consistently ranked one of the best programs in the nation, the HESA master's program will provide you with experiences that combine cutting-edge research in the classroom along with hands-on experience through graduate assistantship.

The program is designed to help you achieve desired learning outcomes and will prepare you well for a career in higher education and student affairs.

You’ll study with widely known faculty members and prominent higher education practitioners to acquire the knowledge, skills, competencies, and philosophy required for exemplary professional practice in 21st century postsecondary educational institutions and other settings.

  • Application Deadline
    DomesticInternational
    FallDec 1Dec 1
    SpringN/AN/A
    SummerN/AN/A
    Fee$60$65
  • Admissions Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    • Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal Statement
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • GRE Scores:
        • Required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • Resume:
        • Not required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • TOEFL score from last two years*

      *International students only

  • Financial Aid
    • Learn about a variety of fellowships and travel awards that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
  • Mission Statement

    The Indiana University Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) master's program is designed for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, competencies, and philosophy required for exemplary professional practice in 21st century postsecondary educational institutions and other settings.

Coursework is designed to enhance your professional development and is completed through four fundamental elements:

  1. basic core
  2. counseling and counselor education
  3. foundations
  4. electives

Most full-time students take two academic years and one summer session to complete the degree requirements. To complete courses in the preferred sequence, students need to begin coursework in the fall semester.

All students are required to hold a graduate assistantship in higher education and student affairs.