The Higher Education Masters Program provides students with the foundation and resources necessary to understand and analyze how universities and colleges work through small cohort-style courses. Graduates of our program are prepared to participate in a wide range of higher education settings and assume many key roles in activities such as admissions, advising, student activities, administration, and policy analysis.
We offer part-time and full-time options for students that allow the application of academic work to a real world professional environment. Our full-time track is ideal for students who hold graduate assistantships on SMU's campus, while our part-time track is designed for working professionals.
We emphasize theory and practical experience to prepare you to improve higher education institutions. Our courses blend the skills necessary to become an active contributor and strong leader within the academy. Graduates of the SMU Higher Education program are prepared to participate in a wide range of higher education settings, including: student affairs, academic affairs, university administration, state and national public policy agencies, higher education systems offices, professional associations, and more.
The future success of the United States will greatly depend on the success of our nation’s colleges and universities. There has never been a better time to begin your career in higher education or improve your ability to lead within your institution.
Preferential Deadline for those seeking assistantships and/or departmental scholarships is January 15, 2017. The final application deadline for the Fall 2017 cohort is June 1, 2017.