Madonna University

Beginning in January 2014, Madonna University’s (Livonia, MI) College of Education will offer a new master’s degree program in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA).

According to Karen Obsniuk, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education, “This program will help students develop key competencies for a wide array of higher education careers in such areas as admissions, academic advising, career services, financial aid, residence life, student life and more.”

While the Madonna HESA master’s program prepares professionals for work at any college or university, an emphasis will be placed on the small to mid-sized school. Tailored to be convenient for working professionals, the majority of classes are held on the same night of the week, for a total of six semesters (36 credits) or two years of part-time study.

“Madonna University is the ideal learning lab for students in the HESA program to apply new skills as they develop them,” said Obsniuk. “Because we are a small, private university, we provide close mentorship and more personal instruction. Our students also will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of professional university roles.”


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