Higher Education Program

Juris Doctor and Master's in Higher Education Degree

This program is a joint degree  from the College of Law and the Higher Education Program. Through this program students have the opportunity to earn a JD degree from the College of Law and a MED degree from Higher Education in a jointly administered degree program.
 
 
 
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Program Features:

 Juris Doctor Degree from the College of Law

A student in this program may apply up to 12-credit hours from the following MED courses completed in the College of Social Justice & Human Service toward the completion of the 89-credit hours required for the JD degree:

HED 6410 College and University Curriculum

HED 6520 Organization and Management of Student Affairs

HED 6640 Governance and Administration in Higher Education

HED 6730 Legal Aspects of Higher Education

HED 6770 Evaluation and Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education

In order for a MED course to qualify for credit toward the JD degree, the Student must earn a grade of B (3.0) or better.

On written application by the Student, and for good cause shown, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Law may substitute another MED course for one on the approved list.

Master’s in Higher Education Degree 

The Student may apply up to 12-credit hours from the following upper-level courses completed in the College of Law toward the completion of the 36-credit hours required for the MED degree: 

LAWP 9000 Race & American Law

LAWG 9030 Administrative Law

LAWA 9120 Constitutional Law II

LAWI 9510 Labor Law

LAWD 9210 Contracts I

LAWD 9220 Contracts II

In order for a College of Law course to qualify for credit toward the MED degree, the Student must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better.

On written application by the Student, and for good cause shown, the Coordinator of the Higher Education Master’s Program may substitute another upper-level College of Law course for one on the approved list.

Admission Information:

The GPA requirement for undergraduate students applying is a 2.7. Graduate students applying to the program must meet the GPA requirement of a 3.0. 

Students shall apply and be admitted to the College of Law and the College of Social Justice & Human Service separately, and each college’s decision to admit or not to admit the Student is based solely on that college’s selection criteria. 

Students shall not receive either the JD or MED degree until all work required for both degrees has been completed. If the Student withdraws from the Joint Degree and remains in either the College of Law or the College of Social Justice and Human Service, the student shall receive only so much credit for work in the other college as the Dean may authorize under the rules of that college.

Admission Requirements for the MED: 

Admission of students to the  Masters'of Higher Education Program is based on the following criteria:

  • A completed Graduate School admissions form.
  • A baccalaureate degree granted by an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 2.7.
  • Official transcripts from all previous higher education institutions attended.
  • A statement of purpose indicating a commitment to pursuing a career in the field of higher education.
  • Two letters of reference, including at least one from a faculty member who can speak to your ability to conduct research and to write at the graduate level.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • The applicant will be responsible for assembling these materials and submitting them to the College of Graduate Studies. Please use their electronic admissions form, which can be found at at:http://gradschool.utoledo.edu/pages/applyonline_campus.asp

For questions about the joint degree program, please contact:

Dr. Snejana Slantcheva-Durst
Coordinator, Higher Education Master's Program
Department of School Psychology, Higher Education, and Counselor Education
Health and Human Services 1300
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo OH 43606
snejana.slantchevadurst@utoledo.edu
(419) 530-5673

      

      

Last Updated: 4/12/15