Master of Science in Higher Education

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  2. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or at least 3.00 for the last two years. Typically, applicants with teaching experience in schools apply to the M.Ed. program, not the M.S. program.

  3. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the Graduate Catolog.

  4. Students who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada are not required to submit the TOEFL.

  5. All applicants are required to respond to essay questions provided in the application, submit a resume and writing sample.

Degree Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  2. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or at least 3.00 for the last two years. Typically, applicants with teaching experience in schools apply to the M.Ed. program, not the M.S. program.

  3. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the Graduate Catolog.

  4. Students who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada are not required to submit the TOEFL.

  5. All applicants are required to respond to essay questions provided in the application, submit a resume and writing sample.

Required Courses:

Core Courses/Experiences:
HE 501Introduction to Higher Education3
HE 503Diversity Across Higher Education3
HE 505The College Student3
Educational Foundations & Research:
EFR 500Introduction to the Foundations of Education3
EFR 509Introduction to Educational Research3
T&L 541History of Higher Education in the United States3
Integrative Learning Experiences:
HE 529Capstone Seminar1
HE 997Independent Study2
Electives (Sampling of Potential Electives):
HE 507Collegiate Environments3
HE 509Higher Education Management3
HE 511Program Development3
HE 513College Students and the Law3
HE 592Internship in Higher Education1-8
Total Credits34-41

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
1.800.CALL.UND
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382