Master of Education
The Master of Education is a course-based, professional degree designed primarily for higher education professionals seeking to advance their understanding of the issues confronting their institution and the postsecondary system. It best serves students seeking research-informed knowledge on how colleges and universities work in order to pursue or advance administrative and policy careers related to higher education.
The program can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. Note that the field in Higher Education Leadership is offered part-time only.
The Master of Education is offered in four fields: 1) Education in the Professions; 2) Higher Education; 3) Higher Education Leadership and 4) Student Development and Student Services in Higher Education.
Field: Education in the Professions
The Education in the Professions field is a course-based professional master’s designed for individuals working in areas such as the health professions, law and law enforcement, engineering, and public services, who are planning a career in educational administration, teaching, and leadership. This field introduces the broader area of higher education as well as current issues and research methods in education research in the professions.
Two options are offered: 1) Coursework Only Option; and 2) Coursework Plus Major Research Paper Option. Students initially apply to and register in the Coursework Only Option. For registration in the Coursework Plus Major Research Paper Option, departmental permission is required.
Field: Higher Education
The Higher Education field is focused on the issues confronting higher education institutions and the postsecondary education system. It is intended for students seeking research-informed knowledge on how colleges and universities work in order to pursue and advance their administrative and policy careers in higher education. Students are accepted every year and can register on a full-time or part-time basis.
Field: Higher Education Leadership
The Higher Education Leadership field is specifically designed for professionals working in higher education at entry to mid-levels, who seek to build their careers in higher education. With a focus on leadership skills for both the college and university contexts, the field is aimed to bridge the understanding and collaboration of leaders across both sectors. Students move through the Higher Education field as a cohort and register part-time. Classes are generally offered in a compressed format to suit working professionals. Applicants are accepted to the field every other year.
Field: Student Development and Student Services in Higher Education
The Student Development and Student Services in Higher Education field is designed for student development and student services professionals who are seeking to acquire the knowledge and skills that are evidence- and experientially based to provide leadership in various types of postsecondary institutions.