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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.