GHE Learning Outcomes

The Global Higher Education MS Program is a 30-credit masters program in the department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA). The curriculum is designed to emphasize both international and American higher education aspects, both practice and research oriented contents​, so that our students will ​be absolutely competent and confident regardless their careers goals.

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze issues and challenges pertaining to internationalization of higher education;
  • Understand various aspects of study abroad program portfolio management; study abroad advising, and study program promotion and marketing
  • critically and creatively discuss practices, issues, challenges, and opportunities surrounding international student advising, international student services, and international student career services;
  • Choose or develop appropriate assessment tools for assessing educational processes and outcomes in academic programs, student services, and institutions;
  • Understand student services profession and student development theories that inform practice in student affairs
  • Develop an understanding of a broad range of contemporary topics and pressing questions concerning ​American community college​s in a global context.

GHE Sample Course Sequence

(based on program plans for 2019 cohort)

The following course sequence is for students who plan to complete the GHE program in three semesters. Students can choose to graduate in Summer or in Fall of their second year in the program.

1st Semester (Fall): 9 credits

ELPA 886 Internationalization of Higher Education
ELPA 701 Introduction to Higher and Postsecondary Education
ELPA 725 Research Methods & Procedures in Educational Administration

2nd Semester (Spring): 12 credits

ELPA 885 Leadership for ​Study Abroad Programs and International Student Services
ELPA 888 Assessment in Higher Education
ELPA 880 Academic programs in Colleges and Universities
ELPA 883 College ​Student Identity and Development

3rd Semester (​Summer): 9 credits

ELPA 999 ​Topics in international higher education
ELPA 736 Administration of Student Services in Higher Education
ELPA ​882 Minority-Serving Institutions in Higher Education

3rd Semester (Fall): 9 credits

ELPA 736 Administration of Student Services in Higher Education
ELPA 940 The American Community College
ELPA 881 Ideas of the University: Images of Higher Learning for the 21st Century