Boulder, CO
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
74%
26%
student ratio
329
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 1
fall application deadline
51%
acceptance rate
6 Departments and Programs
departments and programs

Overview

Master of Arts in Higher Education at the University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is the flagship campus of the University of Colorado system and is globally recognized for its world-class research and a faculty that includes numerous Nobel Prize laureates.

Professional Master of Arts Degree (MA) in Higher Education overview

The Professional Master of Arts degree in higher education provides students with a breadth of knowledge and experience in higher education, focusing on both student affairs and academic affairs. This collaborative program works with departments across campus and allows students to gain hands-on experience and networking opportunities in a university setting. Housed in the CU Boulder School of Education, the program offers a supportive community and flexible, evening and hybrid-online courses designed to accommodate busy professionals' schedules.

The demand for knowledgeable, ethical and diverse leaders in higher education continues to grow, with a projected job growth of nearly 10 percent until 2024 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). This comprehensive program positions students to be well prepared for a variety of opportunities in higher education and government agencies.

Higher Education Curriculum

The curriculum consists of 36-credits. Students engage in an extensive curriculum focused on three key areas of higher education: the foundations of higher education; research and evaluation; and higher education and student affairs practice in the areas of student and academic affairs, institutional administration, and diversity and community engagement.

Financial assistance

CU Boulder offers a variety of financial assistance options for professional master's graduate students. These include loans, grants, military and company tuition assistance programs.


Location & Contact

School of Education

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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Departments & Programs


Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Education Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 133
    • Doctoral Degrees 11
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Alternate accepted
    • Doctoral Degrees 1 Foreign Language, Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

51% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 401
    • Accepted 207
    • Acceptance Rate 51
    • Enrolled 82
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline September 1st September 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test or MAT, minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students329
    • Female Percentage74%
    • Male Percentage26%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students329
    • Part-time Percentage47%
    • Full-time Percentage53%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino20%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian68%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races5%
    • Unknown or International Student3%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty38
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage63%
    • Male Percentage37%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchTeacher education; educational reform; literacy; equal educational opportunity; minority education
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$9,074,825

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