SPHE Online M.Ed. Program

This part-time program is job-embedded and best suited for professionals who are currently working in student affairs, or a related field, and are interested in advancing their careers.

Our students have a variety of backgrounds and experiences, coming  from community/state colleges, research universities, and liberal arts colleges across Florida and the country. The online classes in this part-time program incorporate theoretical foundations, professional competencies, job-embedded work experiences, and close collaboration with practicing student affairs educators and our alumni.

Graduates of this program are prepared to contribute to a well-qualified and broadly diverse citizenry, leadership, and workforce in institutions of higher education globally. Students complete their degree in a cohort model over the course of two years.

Additional information about the Online M.Ed. program can be obtained by contacting the Program Coordinator, Dr. Cliff Haynes.

Program Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States college or university, or a degree deemed equivalent by the University of Florida Office of Admission
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 upper-division (last 60 credits) undergraduate work.
  • score submission for the Graduate Records Examination (GRE), both the verbal and quantitative sections.

Exceptions to the above requirements are made only when these and other criteria, including letters of recommendation, are reviewed by the academic unit, recommended by the college, and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.

For additional questions or concerns about the online M.Ed. program not addressed on the webpage, contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Cliff Haynes. To check on the status of your application, please email Angela Rowe.

Program Overview

  • Entry: Fall (the next cohort will begin in Fall 2020)
  • Typical course load: 3-6 credits/semester
  • Full-time/Part-time: Part-time
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Average Class Size: 10-15 Students
  • Program Completion: 2 years+

Program Faculty

Cliff Haynes

Cliff Haynes, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate Coordinator of HDOSE, & Program Coordinator for online SPHE program

Dennis Kramer

Dennis A. Kramer II, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Director of the Education Policy Research Center

Kelli Peck-Parrot

Kelli Peck Parrott, Ph.D.
Clinical Full Professor, Associate Director of HDOSE, HEAP Program Leader, &
Program Coordinator for the Ph.D. & on campus SPHE programs


Justin Ortagus

Justin Ortagus, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Director of the Institute of Higher Education

Lindsay Lynch headshot

Lindsay Lynch, Ed.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator for Online Ed.D. program

Affiliate and Adjunct Faculty

JoCynda Hudson, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean and Director of Student Affairs

Stetson University College of Law

Barbara Keener, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

University of Florida

Kerrie Montgomery Orozco, Ph.D.

Director of Campus Life

Florida International University

Ray Plaza, Ph.D.

Director of of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Santa Clara University

Jean Starobin, Ed.D.

Enrollment Research Analyst

University of Florida