The MA in Higher Education Program is comprised of 36 credit hours. All students take the Foundations Core (30 credits) and Electives (6 credits). Contextualized learning, an important facet of the program, is a requirement of participation with 600 hours of related field experience required during each student's tenure.
The FOUNDATIONS CORE consists of ten required courses (thirty credits) designed to ensure a broad grasp of the history and philosophy of higher education, clear insight into the nature of learning and the learner, and a thorough integration of learning and life.
Two ELECTIVE CREDITS (6 credits) are required. Some of these electives are offered more frequently than others.
The first biopsychology major graduated in 2012 and has been hired as an IOM Tech in UPMC’s Center for Clinical Neurophysiology (CCN).