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Course Sequencing

Course Sequence

The following chart presents a progression that allows completion of the MA in Higher Education & Student Development in two years.

Year One:

Summer: 

  • HESD 595: Introduction to Higher Education (4)
  • CFM 547: Philosophy of Ministry (2)

Fall: 

  • BITH 565: Christian Theology (4)
  • HESD 521: Personal Spiritual Formation (2)

Winter: 

  • HESD 546: Facilitating Collegiate Learning (2)
  • CFM 518: Research Methods (2)

Spring

  • HESD 514: Ministry in Culture (4)

Year Two: 

Summer: 

  • HESD 534: Care & Counsel Ministry (4)
  • HESD 512: Bible in Ministry (2)

Fall

  • HESD 548 Leadership and Legal Issues (4)
  • HESD 698 Applied Thesis or Creative Project (2)

Winter

  • HESD 575 Conflict and Mediation (4)

Spring

  • HESD641 Emerging Adult Development (4)

~ Summer and Winter courses are intensives.
~ Fall and Spring courses are available for both residential students and flexible learning students via live video.