Intro To HIAD Programs 

Beginning 2014, admission files will only be reviewed twice a year, November 1st and April 1st are the deadlines for all admission documents. Please contact HIAD at 901-678-2775 or for application questions.

Welcome to the web site for The University of Memphis, Department of Leadership graduate programs in Higher and Adult Education. For prospective students, we hope this site will assist you in deciding whether this is the program for you. Admissions requirements are set forth by the Office of Graduate Admissions and the Graduate Bulletin

One of the most exciting facets of this program is its suitability for candidates from diverse professional and educational backgrounds, in as much as learning takes place in countless settings. Students currently enrolled in the program have academic backgrounds in the fields of Nursing, Accounting, Dental Hygiene, Music, English, Physical Therapy, Counseling, and Liberal Studies, to name more than a few.

Still unsure how or where you might use one of these degrees? Our graduates are currently serving as:

  • Community College President
  • Academic Department Dean
  • College Vice President
  • Law School Associate Dean
  • Dean of Students
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Institutional Research Director
  • Residence Life Director
  • Curriculum Planning Director
  • Experiential Learning Director
  • Development Director
  • Dietetics Director
  • Information Technology Administrator
  • Academic Advisor
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Student Affairs Professional
  • Human Resources Professional


Student Personnel Association

The Student Personnel program hosts the Student Personnel Association (SPA). The goals of SPA are to promote the University of Memphis' Student Personnel graduate program and the student affairs profession; to provide professional development and career networking opportunities to its members; and to create a supportive community among students in the Student Personnel graduate program. It is established to support the educational goals of the University of Memphis' College Student Personnel master's program, to promote the field of student affairs, and to provide a sense of community for students in the program.
For more information on the organization, contact the SPA advisor, Dr. Donna Menke at