The MEd Higher Education specialization emphasizes the structure and function of higher education and is intended for individuals interested in working within both 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 hours 12
Higher Education History and Philosophy  
Organization and Administration of Higher Education  
College Students  
Institutional Research and Assessment  
Program Evaluation  
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 credits 6
Educational Statistics I  
Applied Educational Research  
Total Credits 30


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