“Research Faculty combined with Clinical Professors provide a unique blend of knowledge, expertise and commitment to support the growth of SMU Simmons Graduates."
– Dr. Dawson Orr, Department Chair & Clinical Professor
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.
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.
This program is designed for mid-career professionals from postsecondary settings and institutions who want to assume advanced leadership roles.
Students graduate as higher education practitioners equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve contemporary problems in their organizations and beyond.