- Ph D.
- M. Ed.
- International Education
- Student Learning & Development
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The MEd program in higher education prepares professional educators for a wide variety of administrative roles and functions in post-secondary education. Because a graduate program in higher education is an applied field of study, the MEd emphasizes: 1) theoretical, cultural and historical perspectives regarding students, organizations, and higher education; 2) research and assessment skills; and 3) application of research and theory to professional practice.
In addition to a broad-based core of courses in higher education, students have 12 credits of electives that allow them to customize their program according to their personal and professional needs, such as student affairs administration or post-secondary administration.
The PhD in Higher Education program draws upon a rich, interdisciplinary theoretical and research base to illuminate thought and practice in postsecondary education in the United States. Students gain holistic and critical perspectives on college and university policies and practices. More specifically, students examine the roots of scientific inquiry and its bearing on research in the field of education. In addition to research-based coursework, a focused dissertation research project that advances knowledge in the field of higher education is required.
Students are prepared for a career in college teaching and educational research as well as for administrative positions in higher education institutions, higher education-related agencies, boards, and commissions. This degree is conferred by The Graduate School. Typically several years of full-time work experience (i.e., administration and/or teaching) in higher education is required.
Number of Program Faculty
- None Required
- Full time
- Part time