Higher Education Program
M.Ed. in Higher Education
The goal of the Masters in Higher Education program is to prepare generalist practitioners with a broad understanding of the role of educational leaders in postsecondary education. The program is designed for both recent college graduates and mid-career professionals seeking a program of study that focuses on multiple areas of educational leadership. Through reflective study designed to inform effective practice, the program will encourage students to apply what they learn in class to their current or future work as practitioners/administrators in colleges and universities. One of the strengths of the program is that all classes meet in the evening, drawing students who bring a diversity of professional perspectives and experiences to the classroom. Graduates of the program typically work as administrators in colleges and universities in areas such as admissions and retention, residential life, career services, multicultural affairs, financial aid/affairs, student affairs, international student services, and a variety of other areas.
Key Features of the Masters in Higher Education Program
- Provides students with a general higher education curriculum designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills for effective administration in a variety of functional contexts—student affairs, business affairs, academic affairs, and assessment.
- A diverse faculty from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds and experience in postsecondary institutions and educational organizations.
- Engage in classroom learning that provides an emphasis on leadership and practice in metropolitan and urban educational settings.
- Deliver instruction grounded in an understanding that educational practice and theory interact to enrich knowledge and practice of students and faculty.
- Provide integrated learning opportunities, both online and evening classes, to accommodate the schedule of working professionals.
- Provide opportunities to connect with faculty and doctoral students to engage in scholarly research.
- Create a curriculum that enables a seamless transition to Ph.D. program at UNO.