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Graduate Programs : Higher Education

One-week Intensive CoursesStudents at night.


In the Higher Education program, there are two courses that must be taken as one-week intensive courses.  The courses are taught on Messiah College's campus in Grantham, PA. Classes will begin on Monday and run through Friday. Classes will typically meet approximately eight hours per day with a mixture of lecture, discussion, group work, digital media, and applied exercises. In addition, you will need to work alone and/or in groups in the evenings to prepare for class the next day. You will also need to do reading and assignments before and after the one-week intensive class at Messiah.


Courses offered in intensive format:

HIED 511: Foundations of Higher Education

HIED 513 : Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness


Dates of Intensives:

Class:  Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2, 2013



On campus housing is available for graduate students during the one-week courses that take place in the summer. Pricing for summer housing can be found on the application. For more information, please contact



Graduate students may obtain a commuter student parking permit free of charge. In order to obtain the permit, students need to register their vehicles at the Department of Safety Office located in the Greenbriar Building (#24 on the campus parking map), open between 8:00AM-3:00PM. Students should be sure to inform the Department of Safety staff that they are graduate students. Once the paperwork is complete, they will be issued a commuter parking permit and be able to park in the Starry Field Parking Lot, designated in yellow at the bottom right corner of the campus parking map. After 5:00PM, students with commuter permits may park in the lot around Murray Library (#26 on the campus parking map), but must remove their vehicles from this area by the time the library closes in the evening. Commuter parking permits are valid from July 1 - June 30.

Graduate students attending intensive summer courses are permitted to park on campus without obtaining a parking sticker/hang tag. Students should not park in designated employee parking areas or in areas specifically marked for service vehicles. Students may park behind Boyer Hall, in the spaces running parallel to the railroad tracks, or in the Starry Field Parking Lot. These areas are designated in yellow on the summer campus parking map. Graduate students attending the one-week intensive courses in January must obtain a parking permit as described above.


Students who want to obtain a parking pass should visit the Department of Safety Office located in the Greenbriar Building (#34 on the campus parking map). Hours are from 8am-3pm.


Any questions concerning parking can be directed to Steve Smith at or 717-691-6005 etc. 6753.




Messiah’s campus offers a variety of dining options ranging from a full dining room to more informal snack shop and café venues. Students may use cash, credit, or falcon dollars to buy meals at these locations.