A Message from the Chair

We are happy to announce that we re-opening our campus offices on June 1. For your continued welfare and protection, however, we will monitor access to our buildings and limit the number of people in our offices by keeping our exterior doors locked during the month of June. Nonetheless, we are eager to visit with you and request that you contact us to schedule a virtual or face-to-face meeting by calling 214-768-3354 or e-mailing aopersteny@smu.edu. If you forget to pre-schedule, no worries; these contact numbers will be posted on our exterior doors as well. And as always, feel free to call or e-mail us anytime during our regular business hours; we are here to help!

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 https://blog.smu.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/

Master of Education in Higher Education

Whom does this course of study serve?

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.

What are the benefits of completion?

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

Whom does this course of study serve?

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

What are the benefits of completion?

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