A Message from the Chair

For your continued welfare and protection during the pandemic, we will limit the number of people in our offices but are, nonetheless, eager to visit with you.  Please schedule virtual or face-to-face meeting by calling 214-768-3354 or e-mailing aopersteny@smu.edu.

Simmons-specific information and FAQ's are on our COVID-19 page. For additional information on SMU’s response to COVID-19, please visit SMU’s blog.

Master of Education in Higher Education

Prospective Students

This program serves students who want to understand and analyze how institutions of higher education are structured and administered. Graduates are prepared to assume a wide range of roles including positions in student affairs, academic affairs, university administration, education non-profits and more.

Career and Personal Benefits

Our master's degree in higher education provides students with a holistic understanding of how universities and colleges function. Students will examine theory and engage in practical experiences that will provide them with the skills necessary to lead within varied organizational structures and to serve diverse communities.

Ed.D. in Higher Education

Prospective Students

This program is designed for mid-career professionals from postsecondary settings and institutions who want to assume advanced leadership roles.

Career and Personal Benefits

Students graduate as higher education practitioners equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve contemporary problems in their organizations and beyond.