Higher Education

Did you know?  In the 2014 U.S. News and World Report rankings, Curry's Higher Education Administration program was ranked #18 in the nation.

The Higher Education program has two masters level options: Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs Practice. Both degrees can be taken either full-time or part-time.

The Center for the Study of Higher Education administers the Higher Education program at the Curry School of Education.  Established in 1969, the Center is an instructional, research, and service unit of the Curry School.

The instructional program provides college, university, and adult education leaders with the opportunity to explore established and emerging practices and policies in higher education, to analyze current issues and programs, and to think critically about institutional priorities and commitments.

The center also coordinates the master of education program in Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education (SAPHE), which includes a strand in higher education administration. This program prepares students for a variety of professional positions within student affairs.

"Through Curry I learned to view education with a critical lens that incorporates a myriad of perspectives and viewpoints. Curry taught me the importance of understanding the history of higher education as it pertains to greater world trends and how we can better cater our efforts to the lives of our students."

Edgar Halcott Turner II, M.Ed. Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education '12

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Program Overview

By exploring our website, you may learn more about our faculty, our degree programs, and our current projects. We have tried to provide a full picture of who we are and to give complete information on the program offerings and requirements. Nevertheless, you may have additional questions. Contact Brian Pusser at bp6n@virginia.edu for doctoral program questions or Christian Steinmetz for questions regarding the master's program.

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