MEd Higher Education Leadership


The M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership provides a relevant, accelerated, and cost-effective graduate program for aspiring college and university administrators. Led by experienced and insightful faculty, the program coursework is designed to provide a comprehensive context for the higher education professional with leadership aspirations and can be completed online in 12 months. Specifically, coursework includes higher education history, institutional administration, research methodology, organizational change, student development, human and financial resource management, and higher education law. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Develop a broad-based foundation in higher education history, organization, and administration.
  • Select appropriate conceptual frameworks to guide their practice.
  • Synthesize a leadership philosophy from both theory and practice.

Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted into the M.Ed. Higher Education Leadership major by the faculty once the following application criteria are met:

  • Successful admission to graduate school.

Master of Education - Higher Education Leadership

HIED 5300Career & Professional Development Seminar3
HIED 5301History of Higher Education3
HIED 5302Planning and Resource Management in Higher Education3
HIED 5303Higher Education Law & Ethics3
HIED 5304Student Development and the College Environment3
HIED 5305Principles of Assessment and Research in Higher Education3
HIED 5306Critical Issues in Higher Education3
HIED 5307Leading Change in Higher Education3
HIED 5312Organization and Administration of Higher Education3
HIED 5313Principles of Management and Supervision in Higher Education3
HIED 5090Higher Education Leadership Capstone0
Total Credit Hours30