Each fall, HESA master’s students engage in research activities that explore relevant populations, issues, and experiences of individuals within college and university contexts. We invite you to view the culminating presentations of work produced in Fall 2022.
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.
This is an in-person degree program, meaning students are required to attend the their core courses in person. All students are required to hold an approved graduate assistantship in higher education and student affairs for the duration of their program. While some portions of the program may utilize online, hybrid, and other technological modes, the majority of the HESA experience will take place in Bloomington. Attending community events will be an integral part of your being a contributing member of the HESA community.
International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
The Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.
Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you are eligible for a reduced application fee of $35. Learn more »
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:
counseling and counselor education
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.