Master of Arts in Higher Education at the University of Colorado Boulder
The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is the flagship campus of the University of Colorado system and is globally recognized for its world-class research and a faculty that includes numerous Nobel Prize laureates.
Professional Master of Arts Degree (MA) in Higher Education overview
The Professional Master of Arts degree in higher education provides students with a breadth of knowledge and experience in higher education, focusing on both student affairs and academic affairs. This collaborative program works with departments across campus and allows students to gain hands-on experience and networking opportunities in a university setting. Housed in the CU Boulder School of Education, the program offers a supportive community and flexible, evening and hybrid-online courses designed to accommodate busy professionals' schedules.
The demand for knowledgeable, ethical and diverse leaders in higher education continues to grow, with a projected job growth of nearly 10 percent until 2024 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). This comprehensive program positions students to be well prepared for a variety of opportunities in higher education and government agencies.
Higher Education Curriculum
The curriculum consists of 36-credits. Students engage in an extensive curriculum focused on three key areas of higher education: the foundations of higher education; research and evaluation; and higher education and student affairs practice in the areas of student and academic affairs, institutional administration, and diversity and community engagement.
CU Boulder offers a variety of financial assistance options for professional master's graduate students. These include loans, grants, military and company tuition assistance programs.
Departments & Programs
Degrees & Awards
Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
|Master's Degree Exam||GRE General Test or MAT|
|Master's Degree Requirements||Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75|
|Doctoral Degree Exam||GRE General Test|
Tuition & Fees
|Financial award applicants must submit:||FAFSA|
|Application deadlines for financial awards||February 15|
|Types of financial support available||
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
|Black or African American||3.34%|
|White or Caucasian||67%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.3%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.3%|
|Two or more races||1.82%|
|Focus of faculty research:||Teacher education; educational reform; literacy; equal educational opportunity; minority education|
|Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:||9,074,825|