The Leadership in Higher Education (LHE) program maintains flexibility for working professionals, providing a structured curriculum in a community of learning enhanced by experiences within the higher education environment and culminating with a capstone portfolio that includes an opportunity to showcase projects developed in the field. The ideal applicant has at least entry-level experience in a higher education institution or community-based organization. Courses are designed with an emphasis on examining leadership in practice through rich discussions and case study methodology, integrating the issues and complexities of today’s higher education setting.

Sample core courses include:

  • Navigating the Education Pipeline: The P-20 Experience
  • Student Development & Populations in Higher Education
  • The American College & University
  • Leadership and Management in Higher Education
  • Resource Allocation in Higher Education
  • Globalization in Higher Education
  • Intro to Applied Research
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Education, the Workforce, and Public Policy

You should carefully review the Program Requirements for details about all components of the M.Ed. course of study. You must also follow the Degree Requirements of the Graduate School; among these are that a course of study should include at least 18 credits at the 500 level or above as well as 18 graded credits.

Doctoral Program: Ph.D.  students work closely with their advisers to create highly tailored programs of study that include intermediate and advanced coursework in higher education as well as outside coursework to gain broader perspective and deeper insight into specialized topics.
Ph.D. students have specific requirements and milestones that can be viewed here

• Prospective students holding relevant master’s degrees should apply to the College of Education’s Ph.D. program.

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