GHE courses

Students can choose to graduate in Summer (12-month intensive track) or in Fall (16-month regular track) of their second year in the program. Students can also choose to finish the program within two years (comprehensive track).

Sample course sequence for the Intensive Track (12 months)

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 883 College ​Student Identity and Development
plus one ELPA graduate courses approved by the program

3rd Semester: 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

Students who choose the Comprehensive Track (up to two years) will work closely with their advisors on their individual course plans.

Sample course sequence for the Regular Track (16 months)

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): 9 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

3rd Semester (Summer ): 3-9 credits (1-3 courses)

​Students can choose to take 1-3 courses from the list below

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):  3-9 credits (1-3 courses depending on how many courses students take in the summer)

ELPA 878 The American Community College
ELPA 887 Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
plus one ELPA graduate courses approved by the program