GHE courses

Students can choose to graduate in 12 months (intensive track) or in 1.5 year (regular track), up to 2 years (comprehensive track). The longer the program lasts, the more flexibilities students will have in terms of their course selection.

Sample course sequence for the Intensive Track (12 months)

1st Semester (Fall): Three required course (9 credit)

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): Four required courses (12 credits)

ELPA 885 Leadership for ​Study Abroad Programs and International Student Services
ELPA 888 Assessment in Higher Education
ELPA 883 College ​Student Identity and Development
ELPA 940 Mobility and Inclusion in International Higher Education

3rd Semester: Three required courses (9 credits)

ELPA 736 Administration of Student Services in Higher Education
ELPA ​882 Minority-Serving Institutions in Higher Education
ELPA 940 Special Topics Seminar in Global Higher Education

Sample course sequence for the Comprehensive Track (2 years)

1st Semester (Fall): Select at least two courses from below (6 — 9 credit):

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

From the 2nd Semester (Spring) to the final semester:

Students will work closely with their graduate academic advisor to design their individual course plan for each semester.

Sample course sequence for the Regular Track (1.5 year)

1st Semester (Fall): Three required course (9 credit)

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): At least two required courses and one elective (9 credits)

ELPA 885 Leadership for ​Study Abroad Programs and International Student Services (Required)
ELPA 940 Mobility and Inclusion in International Higher Education (Required)
ELPA 888 Assessment in Higher Education (elective)
ELPA 883 College ​Student Identity and Development (elective)

3rd Semester (Summer): Students can choose to take 1 — 3 courses (3 — 9 credits)

ELPA 736 Administration of Student Services in Higher Education
ELPA ​882 Minority-Serving Institutions in Higher Education
ELPA 940 Special Topics Seminar in Global Higher Education

4th Semester (Fall): Depending on how many courses students have taken in the previous semesters they will take 2 — 3 courses (6 — 9 credits)

ELPA 878 The American Community College (elective, recommended by the program)
ELPA 887 Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (elective, recommended by the program)
and other ELPA graduate courses approved by the GHE program