Higher Education Option

Program Objectives

The MEd Higher Education specialization emphasizes the structure and function of higher education and is intended for individuals interested in working within student and academic affairs. Graduates with this specialization will be prepared to work within a range of post-secondary settings such as registrar, institutional research & assessment, library, marketing, and entry level programming and administration. (30 credits)

Program of Study

Higher Education Core - 12 credit hours12
Higher Education History and Philosophy
Organization and Administration of Higher Education
College Students
Institutional Research and Assessment
Planning Program Assessment
Higher Education Specialized Courses - 12 credit hours from the following:12
Issues and Trends in Higher Education
Finance and Administration in Higher Education
Resource and Program Management
Post Secondary Distance Delivered Education
College Teaching
Student Development Theory
Law and Policy in Higher Education
Student Services
Approved electives may be selected from other Education programs or departments that strengthen the student's program of study.
Statistics and Research - 6 credits6
Educational Statistics I
Applied Educational Research
Total Credits30


Students with no professional experience working in higher education are encouraged to enroll in a three-credit higher education Internship (EDLD 598) to gain practical field experience.