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Higher Education Graduate Programs at Minority Serving Institutions
Western Journal of Black Studies (2016)
  • Nicole C. Barnett
  • Sydney Freeman, Jr.
  • Mellissa L. Freeman
Abstract
Higher education as a field of study has developed over the last 120 years within the United States. A growing segment of the field has developed at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). In particular there have been graduate programs that prepare its students to serve in leadership and faculty positions at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). The purpose of this study was to provide an historical overview of the program development of graduate certificates, concentrations, and degree programs in the field of higher education at MSIs. This study addresses one research question. What is the history of higher education as a field of study at Minority Serving Institutions? This study found that eight universities have held, or currently hold graduate programs in the field of higher education at HBCUs and the one such program at a HSI. This study provides a unique contribution to the literature base on higher education as a field of study as there has been no study that has addressed the unique contribution that MSIs have provided in developing skilled faculty, administrators, and policymakers taught in the field of higher education. Given that the MSI higher education programs have been virtually absent from the literature on higher education, it is the authors’ hope that this study should shed a positive light on an invaluable segment of the field of higher education.
Keywords
  • Higher Education,
  • HBCU,
  • HSI
Publication Date
2016
Citation Information
Nicole C. Barnett, Sydney Freeman and Mellissa L. Freeman. "Higher Education Graduate Programs at Minority Serving Institutions" Western Journal of Black Studies Vol. 40 Iss. 3 (2016) p. 3 - 19
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sydney_freeman_jr/49/