Higher Education Program

Master's Program in Higher Education

HIGHER EDUCATION On campus track
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The Master of Education in Higher Education degree prepares students to become leaders who will shape the future of American public and private higher education. The ME in Higher Education has an online option for professionals with two years of experience and an on-campus option for students new to higher education. 

The ME in Higher Education is a 30 semester hour program. Students take courses to prepare them in student development, assessment, diversity, ethics, policy, and governance.

For those new to higher education, this program includes coursework with practicum experiences in the higher education setting. Courses are completed through a combination of on-campus and practicum experiences.

LEARNING OUTCOMES



CAREER OUTLOOKS

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INDUSTRY GROWTH

THE NEED FOR QUALIFIED POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS
IS EXPECTED TO GROW FASTER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.


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NOTABLE DISTINCTION 

ENHANCING YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION 
WITH A MASTER’S DEGREE IS A VALUABLE WAY TO STAND OUT TO EMPLOYERS.

 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES



COURSE REQUIREMENTS (30 GRADUATE CREDIT HOURS):

 

CORE COURSES (REQUIRED)

  • HED 6010 History of Higher Education
  • HED 6640 Governance and Administration
  • HED 6530 Theories of Student Development
  • HED 6570 Research in Higher Education
  • Culminating Experience (Choose 1)
         HED 6980 Master's Capstone Seminar (*)
         HED 6960 Master's Thesis
 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 3)

  • HED 6770 Evaluations and Outcomes Assessment
  • HED 6410 College & University Curriculum
  • HED 6510 American College Student
  • HED 6850 Critical Issues in HED
  • HED 6810 Women in HED
  • HED 6120 International Education
  • 1 Diversity Course from the Following:
         HED 5910 Diversity Beginnings
         HED 5960 Diversity in Practice
         HED 5970 Diversity Advancement
         HED 5900 Diversity Leadership
 

INSTITUTIONAL ADMINISTRATION ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 2)

  • HED 6730 Legal Aspects of HED
  • HED 6520 Organization & Management of Student Affairs
  • HED 6700 Finance of Higher Education
  • HED 6750 Strategic Planning and Decision Making
  • HED 6790 Managing College and University Personnel

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS




*The Master's Capstone Seminar is comprised of the following:

  1. A culminating project
  2. 100 practicum experience hours in a single unit, to be completed over the course of any semester. Detailed guidelines are available here. The practicum experience hours may be waived for full-time employees of a college or university, upon submission of documented proof.

PRACTICUM INFORMATION

 

COHORT SCHEDULE

2019-2021 Schedule

 

 

APPLICATION INFORMATIONhigher education

  • 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.

 

 

Admission Deadline

Admission to the master's program is on a rolling basis throughout the academic year (the admissions portal will close when the cohort is full). Applicants interested in participating in the Spring Graduate Assistantship Fair should plan on submitting applications no later than the middle of March, in order to allow for sufficient time for their applications to be processed.

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Program policies

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The master’s program in Higher Education at The University of Toledo adheres to the following policies:

 

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or above to remain in good standing in the program;
  • Students must follow the guidelines set forth by the College of Graduate Studies regarding degree completion timelines; master's students are allowed up to 6 years to complete their master’s degree;
  • If students do not complete degree requirements in the 6-year timeline, they must engage in the appeal process for extension of time; they will also be required to re-certify courses dated beyond the 6-year time limit.
  • Students must adhere to the Higher Education program requirements at the time they near graduation, and not the requirements at the time they were admitted to the program, for the final capstone project.


ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

Dr. Debra Brace
Coordinator, Higher Education Master's Program
Department of Educational Studies
Gillham Hall 1000D
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo OH 43606
Debra.Brace@utoledo.edu
(419) 530-4375

      

Last Updated: 2/6/20