Frequently Asked Questions
How would this program benefit me in the workplace?
The graduate will be prepared to assume a variety of administrative
roles in all aspects of higher education, including
academic affairs, student services, enrollment management,
administration and finance, athletics, development and fundraising, local, state and federal government agencies, educational
non-profit leadership roles, Chief Executive Officer and
When does the program start?
A new cohort will start each fall semester, generally in late
When do classes meet?
For the first three years of the program classes meet Friday
evenings from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. six weekends a semester. The fourth program
year will be the dissertation year.
How much time would I need to spend outside of class
to be prepared for class?
On average, we recommend three hours outside of class to
prepare for each hour of instruction. However, this will vary
with the content of the courses(s) you are taking each semester.
How does the international or cross cultural experience
work and where would I go?
Students will have the opportunity to see first hand how higher
education is structured and managed in an international or new
domestic environment. Our current two week international
experiences are in London (Roehampton), England or India.
There are several domestic experiences including a tribal college
setting in South Dakota. Each year students along with their
program advisor are given an opportunity to select a location
that best meets their course of study.
Would I be eligible for any financial assistance?
Yes. You will want to file the FAFSA and apply for federal loans
at fafsa.ed.gov. Graduate students are eligible for loans
in the amount of $20,500 per academic year (fall, spring and
summer) while enrolled.
Can I visit a class to get a better feel for the program?
Yes. You are welcome to visit a class. To schedule a visit, please
contact Dr. Mike Vetter directly at 502.272.7987 or email
Will I be assigned a program adviser who will mentor
me and guide me through my course work?
Yes. Each graduate student will have a program advisor who
serves as a mentor with each graduate student to help select
courses, internship sites, cross cultural experience and dissertation