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Higher Education Administration: Enrollment Management Track or Student Life and Development Track - M.S.Ed. 
Studies :
Graduate Studies
Degree :
Master's
Department :
EPS - Higher Education Administration

 



 
Higher Education Administration: Enrollment Management Track or Student Life and Development Track - M.S.Ed.
 
 
Designed to produce highly effective administrators and leaders, the Higher Education Administration Program is based in enrollment management, the only program of its kind in the nation. Enrollment management is an institution-wide approach that uses theory, research and teamwork to recruit and retain students and support their academic success, psychological development and personal well-being.

The program leads to a master of science degree in education via one of two innovative tracks: Enrollment Management and Student Life and Development. Open to both full- and part-time students, the program offers mostly evening classes.

The 33-credit Enrollment Management (EM) concentration focuses on administrative service components that when strategically managed work together to recruit and retain students for the institution and provide seamless support from matriculation to graduation and beyond. Components examined in coursework and hands-on opportunities include recruitment and admissions, financial aid and scholarships, market and institutional research, student employment and career planning, records and registration, academic advising and support services, student accounts, housing and alumni affairs. Ours is an expansive, interdisciplinary curriculum taught by a faculty of scholars and administrators from the School of Education, School of Business Administration, and the Division of Enrollment Management, which for 17 years has been a national leader in the practice of enrollment management. Because it is a working laboratory for EM activities, the University of Miami offers unusual exposure to the departments and offices found at most colleges and universities as well as applications of theory to practice.

The 36-credit Student Life and Development concentration provides aspiring administrators the knowledge and skills to support a new college student’s transition and adjustment and ultimate involvement and achievement. This focus is especially important because (1) campus demographics, cultures and orientations have been shifting greatly; (2) a bachelor’s degree has become vital to social and economic achievement across the board; and (3) more students are coming to college bearing the effects of various life stressors and needing a motivating, helpful environment. Traditionally, student affairs professionals were educated in “college student personnel” programs – a valuable approach but more narrowly centered on campus life issues. In contrast, our program employs enrollment management basics, including strategic planning and research, to instill a holistic understanding of the many different components that can affect academic success, including the roles family and community play in promoting the well-being of students from diverse backgrounds. Through this focus on undergraduate diversity and psychosocial development, the program addresses the extracurricular activities and other tools associated with promoting personal development and well-being, including creative problem-solving, effective program evaluation, good teamwork and research-based decision-making. As in the EM track, students have many opportunities for hands-on experience

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  Track I: Concentration in Enrollment Management: 33 Credits (Required)


COURSE SEQUENCE PLAN

Instills understanding of enrollments from first contact with prospective students through matriculation, graduation and beyond. Research, teamwork, strategic planning and a capstone project are emphasized. After reviewing the EM track’s academic information and requirements on this site, you may also want to check out the Division of Enrollment Management-directed site at www.enrollmentmanagement.org .

 
  
EPS640  Enrollment Management Theory and Practice ( Req )
 
  
EPS641  Advanced Seminar in Enrollment Management ( Req )
 
  
EPS647  Seminar in Higher Education Administration: Contemporary Issues ( Req )
  Education (Required)
 
  
EPS533  Organization and Administration of Higher Education I ( Req )
 
  
EPS603  Higher Education in the United States: From Harvard to the Present ( Req )
 
  
EPS631  Student Diversity in American Higher Education ( Req )
  Business (Required)
Must choose 2 courses for a total of 6 credits.
 
  
MGT603  Leading Teams ( Elect )
 
  
MKT660  Foundations of Marketing Management ( Elect )
 
  
POL501  Budget and Financial Management and Administration ( Elect )
  Research (Required)
EPS553 is required. Must choose 1 other course for a total of 6 credits.
 
  
EPS553  Introduction to Statistics ( Req )
 
  
EPS554  Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences ( Req )
 
  
EPS651  Survey Research Methods ( Elect )
 
  
EPS654  Program Evaluation ( Elect )
 
  
EPS675  Qualitative Research Methods I ( Elect )
  Electives (Required)
Must choose 1 course for a total of 3 credits or as otherwise advised.
 
  
ECO690  Essentials of Economic Theory ( Elect )
 
  
EPS543  The Community College ( Elect )
 
  
EPS545  Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education ( Elect )
 
  
EPS570  Basic Skills in Counseling and Interviewing ( Elect )
 
  
EPS604  Group Dynamics and Communication Skills ( Elect )
 
  
EPS605  Psychological Bases of Education ( Elect )
 
  
EPS633  Organization and Administration of Higher Education II: Governance, Leadership and Finance ( Elect )
 
  
EPS635  College Student Development: Theory, Research and Practice ( Req )
 
  
EPS636  Critical Issues in Student Affairs ( Elect )
 
  
EPS688  Practicum: Administration of Higher Education ( Elect )
 
  
KIN594  Practical Approach to Motivation and Ethical Decision Making ( Elect )
 
  
KIN595  Creative Approaches to Problem Solving and Conflict Management ( Elect )
 
  
MGT602  Human Resources Management ( Elect )
 
  
MGT603  Leading Teams ( Elect )
 
  
POL501  Budget and Financial Management and Administration ( Elect )
 
  
POL699  Political Ethics: The Dynamics of Contemporary Leadership ( Elect )
  NOTE: PLEASE READ (Required)

Courses listed above this note comprise Track I: Concentration in Enrollment Management of the Higher Education Administration Program.

Courses listed below this note comprise Track II: Concentration in Student Life and Development of the Higher Education Administration Program

  Track II: Concentration in Student Life and Development: 36 Credits (Required)


COURSE SEQUENCE PLAN

Instills deep understanding of diverse college students their families, and their communities, beginning with the transitions from high school. Practicum opportunities include financial aid, career planning, academic advising and support, housing, dining, alumni and more.

 
  
EPS545  Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education ( Req )
 
  
EPS631  Student Diversity in American Higher Education ( Req )
 
  
EPS635  College Student Development: Theory, Research and Practice ( Req )
  Education (Required)

All courses are required for a total of 12 credits.

 
  
EPS533  Organization and Administration of Higher Education I ( Elect )
 
  
EPS603  Higher Education in the United States: From Harvard to the Present ( Elect )
 
  
EPS640  Enrollment Management Theory and Practice ( Req )
 
  
EPS647  Seminar in Higher Education Administration: Contemporary Issues ( Req )
  Counseling and Advising (Required)
Must choose 1 course for a total of 3 credits.
 
  
EPS513  Counseling Process and Practice ( Req )
 
  
EPS570  Basic Skills in Counseling and Interviewing ( Req )
 
  
EPS604  Group Dynamics and Communication Skills ( Elect )
  Research (Required)
Choose 1 course for a total of 3 credits.
 
  
EPS553  Introduction to Statistics ( Req )
 
  
EPS554  Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences ( Req )
 
  
EPS651  Survey Research Methods ( Elect )
 
  
EPS654  Program Evaluation ( Elect )
 
  
EPS675  Qualitative Research Methods I ( Elect )
  Electives (Required)

Must choose 1 course for a total of 3 credits or as otherwise advised.

 
  
EPS543  The Community College ( Elect )
 
  
EPS633  Organization and Administration of Higher Education II: Governance, Leadership and Finance ( Elect )
 
  
EPS636  Critical Issues in Student Affairs ( Elect )
 
  
EPS641  Advanced Seminar in Enrollment Management ( Elect )
  Practicum (Required)

Required for 6 credits

 
  
EPS688  Practicum: Administration of Higher Education ( Req )

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Program Contact:
Carol - Anne Phekoo
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Psychological Studies; Program Director, Higher Education Program
Tel:
305-284-5013
Room:
Merrick Bldg. 311-A
eMail:
cphekoo@miami.edu

 

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