Valdosta State University

Dewar College of Education and Human Services

Curriculum, Leadership, and Technology

Higher Education Leadership

  • M. Ed.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership


Dr. Jamie Workman
1500 North Patterson St
CLT Building, Second Floor
Valdosta, GA 31698

Program Statement

The Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership program offers students a blend of classroom learning and practical experiences as they grow as scholars and professionals involved in the operations of academic affairs and student services in higher education.

Diverse Coursework

Courses expose students to a range of learning and development theories; explore the history of American higher education, interpret financial and organizational structures, evaluate institutional effectiveness, and analyze educational research. An emphasis on learning through technology invites students to develop instructional applications in a variety of software programs and create Web resources to further academic achievement and student learning.

Experiential Learning

Faculty and staff encourage diverse internship experiences for students to translate theories into practice as they develop a personal philosophy of higher education.


The Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership Program allows students to develop as scholars and professionals through a blend of classroom learning and practical experience. Students are immersed in the operations of academic affairs as well as student services in the higher education field. Faculty members will maintain commitment in the areas of service and research for the sharing of knowledge and will provide leadership to students. Off-campus and distance learning programs will exist to accommodate a greater number of students in the service area. Students will experience learning that will enhance the appreciation and knowledge of diversity in the classroom and workplace including numerous hands-on experiences.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
Total Program Credit Hours: 
Average Time to Degree: 
5 Semesters (2 academic years and 1 summer)

Visitation Program



Entrance Exam: 
  • GRE
  • Miller Analogies Test
Assistantship Required: 
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • Hybrid
Course Schedule: 
  • Day
  • Evening
Comprehensive Exam Required: