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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Higher Education Administration, M.A.

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Contact Information

Program Director: Elizabeth Stoddard

Academic Advisor: Danielle West


The M.A. in Higher Education Administration guides candidates in becoming scholarly, reflective, and transformative higher education leaders. The program prepares candidates to be justice-oriented administrators in all divisions and all sectors of higher education. The program recognizes the contributions and nuances of serving in two- and four-year, private and public, and religiously affiliated post-secondary institutions.

Program Outcomes

As a result of this program, candidates will:

  • Articulate the historical and current role of higher education in American society
  • Describe organizational and governance structures in American higher education
  • Employ critical reflection skills when analyzing data and problem solving
  • Articulate informed viewpoints on current higher education issues
  • Articulate and value the experiences of postsecondary students, faculty, and staff from underrepresented groups
  • Work to support the success of all postsecondary students
  • Demonstrate basic administrative competencies such as planning, budgeting, and assessment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of higher education legal and ethical issues
  • Understand, evaluate, and adapt developmental, organizational, and leadership theories to their practice

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Statement of Intent
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • 2 sealed, Official Transcripts from each college/university attended
  • Resume
  • Bachelor’s degree conferred official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or a 3.05 in the last 60 undergraduate units, or a 3.0 in at least 9 graduate units is required.
  • Statement of Intent:
    • 3-4 pages, double-spaced, 12 point font
    • Addressing the following:
      • How have your life and professional experiences informed your decision to pursue a graduate degree in higher education?
      • Why do you want to study in the LMU higher education program?
      • What leadership and academic qualities will you bring to the higher education program?
      • What leadership and/or academic qualities need further development?
      • How will you contribute to the mission of the LMU School of Education?
      • What are your future goals/plans as they relate to higher education leadership?

Degree Requirements

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