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The online Higher Education Administration master’s degree prepares students for executive, administrative and academic support positions in higher education. Graduates hold positions in fields including student affairs, admissions and enrollment management, institutional and policy research, financial aid and alumni relations, with many continuing their education at the doctoral level. The program is offered completely online, with a limited number of required online synchronous meetings.

The program, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, is 36 credit hours. Full-time students can complete the degree in two years, with part-time students completing within three to eight years depending on their schedule. The curriculum provides a foundation in planning, budgeting and student development. Students will learn about the history of higher education along with contemporary issues facing administrators today.

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International students will not be eligible for an I-20 student visa form from West Virginia University for this program.

State laws regarding distance education vary from state-to-state. Residents of other states can check the state authorization page to see if there are approvals for their enrollment at West Virginia University.