Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration & Leadership

Degree Requirements (36 credit hours total)

  • HEAL 500: Historical/Contemporary Issues (3 hours)
  • HEAL 505: Cultural Competency and Equity (3 hours)
  • HEAL 510: Administrative and Academic Collaboration (3 hours)
  • HEAL 520: Leadership in MSIs (3 hours)
  • HEAL 530: Finance and Budgeting (3 hours)
  • HEAL 550: Politics and Policy (3 hours)
  • HEAL 560: Data Analysis (3 hours)
  • HEAL 570: Legal Issues (3 hours)
  • HEAL 580: Planning, IR, & Assessment (3 hours)
  • HEAL 585: Strategic Enrollment Management (3 hours)
  • HEAL 590: Entrepreneurship (3 hours)
  • HEAL 598: Capstone/Portfolio (3 hours)

Admission Requirements

Students desiring to enroll in the HEAL degree program must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Complete the M.A. admission application and submit $30 application fee
  2. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  3. Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0, the last 30 credit hours of the degree. Those with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be conditionally admitted until after the first semester at which time evidence is provided as to the ability to do graduate level work.
  4. Write and submit a letter of intent
  5. Write and submit a 2- to 3-page essay—“How do you see yourself improving educational opportunities for Latino/a students in the future?” The essay will be used to assess writing skills for eligibility into the program.
  6. Submit a complete resume including academic, volunteer and work experience.
  7. Send official transcripts.

Send admission packet as PDF files to the HEAL director via email at or to:

HEAL Director, Adams State University
208 Edgemont Blvd., Suite 3120
Alamosa, CO 81101.

HEAL Program