Merrimack College

School of Education and Social Policy

Education

Higher Education

Degrees: 
  • M. Ed.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. Susan B. Marine
315 Tunrpike Street
Austin Hall 225
North Andover, MA 02451

Program Statement

The Master's in Higher Education (M.Ed.) prepares students to be student affairs practitioners and administrative leaders in a variety of roles within higher education. The curriculum focuses on the learning and development of college students; college access, equity and diversity; and leadership and organizational development. Students will gain a broad understanding of current trends, policies, leadership challenges, and opportunities to advance social justice in higher education. The Master’s in Higher Education is a 36-credit program. Each year, Merrimack offers up to 40 full-tuition-waiver Fellowships annually for students who wish to enroll in the program full time. Merrimack is one of the only higher education programs located at a small liberal arts college. Graduate Fellows are an integral part of the student affairs professional staff at Merrimack.

Faculty in the Higher Education program come from a wide variety of functional areas and institutional types, and bring a wealth of experience in supporting student success and advancing institutional missions. 

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Yes
Meets CAS Standards: 
Yes

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
3
Adjunct: 
9
Total Program Credit Hours: 
36
Average Time to Degree: 
one year

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
Yes
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
Yes
Attendance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Thesis: 
Yes
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No