The joint master's degree between Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA)  and Urban and Regional Planning (M.A. or M.S.) fills a growing need for higher education academic administrators with knowledge and understanding of planning and sustainability principles and methods.

The M.A. degree in HESA requires 40 hours. The joint-degree option in URP and HESA reduces the total semester-hour requirement for both degrees from 90 to 68. Students can complete the course work in 3 years.

Admission Requirements and Application Process

Students will be expected to meet the admission requirements of the respective programs, take the requisite admission exams and provide appropriate admission materials. The two programs will make admission decisions independently. Students may begin each program in advance of the other or begin the two programs concurrently. All requirements for each degree must be satisfied separately, which includes passing the final examination for each program.

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Program Requirements

The M.A. degree in HESA requires 40 hours. The joint-degree option in URP and HESA reduces the total semester-hour requirement for both degrees from 90 to 68. Students can complete the course work in 3 years. Students will need to pursue which courses would be appropriate with their advisor and the joint department.

All requirements for each degree must be satisfied separately, which includes passing the final examination for each program.