Higher Education Administration & Leadership (HEAL)

Prepare yourself to become a leader in higher education. Take advantage of the stimulating and challenging online program we offer, while continuing to work.

Program Benefits

  • Focus on cultural diversity, cultural needs and learning style differences, especially among individuals affiliated with Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).
  • Learn from outstanding national level faculty committed to your learning success.
  • Join learners from diverse backgrounds with professional higher education experience.
  • Experience the best of convenient on-line study and cohort collaboration.
  • Expand your personal communication skills and develop practical, useful leadership skills.
  • Attend an affordable, fully-accredited university.
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge about higher education as an enterprise beyond your work experience.

About HEAL

Online Program:

  • Two year (36 credit hour) program
  • Two courses per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • Cohort model
  • Experiential-based learning
  • Networking and mentoring opportunities

Residency Requirement:

  • Two-day orientation/training residency at Adams State prior to the beginning of courses.
  • Two-day Leadership Summit Residency at the end of the first year, expanding networking and mentoring opportunities.

Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) Option:

  • Students currently holding a masters degree or higher and admitted into the masters program may elect to pursue the ELI option.
  • Certificate of Completion issued upon completion of the first year of the masters program (18 credit hours).