Master's in Higher Education at Providence College

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College Factual, 2022

Why pursue a Master’s in Higher Education at Providence College?
The Providence College Master’s in Higher Education program prepares students to begin professional careers in college or university administration or to advance in their own careers.  There are a number of administrative fields that graduates enter, including advising, career education, admissions, student leadership, residential life, international education, and student support.

What you'll study

The Master’s in Higher Education program consists of 30 credits of coursework and six credits of field experience. Courses are carefully designed to build from theory to practice – with students moving from foundational coursework to more specialized areas as they move through the program. The field experiences provide a capstone that synthesizes theory and practice, and they prepare students to enter the higher education job market. Students who are professionals advancing in their careers through this program may, with approval, substitute additional coursework for field experiences.

Selected Courses

  • Foundations of American Higher Education
  • Counseling Theories
  • Culturally Competent Practice in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Law and Policy
  • Career Counseling in Higher Education
  • Independent Study


Faculty members in the Master’s in Higher Education Program are teachers and practitioners. They have attained their degrees from institutions that include Boston University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Rhode Island. They also are engaged in the industry through service on national boards and through research they present at conferences and have published in academic journals.


Higher Education Class

Internship Opportunities
Our recent internship experiences have included field placements in areas that include diversity and inclusion, learning support, adult education, personal counseling, and enrollment services. The internships in our program are worth six credits (300 hours) and are intended to complement your coursework and give you practical experience in the field – adding a notch on your resume that makes you more employable.

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Brian McCadden, Ph.D.
Master’s in Higher Education Program