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Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education

The M.Ed. in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education program prepares graduate students for work in the non-academic arena of college campuses, which includes leadership positions in such areas as career services, enrollment management, residential programs and student development.

Graduates may find employment in a variety of settings, from community colleges to research universities, and they will be prepared to matriculate in a doctoral-level program. Students must complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of graduate work for this degree.

All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the student.

Please contact the Graduate Advisor at for more information.

Degree Requirements

  • Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
    Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6304 Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6307 Professional Writing for Educators 3
    EDG 6361 American Higher Education 3
    EDG 6362 College Student Development 3
    EDG 6365 Internship in Higher Education 3
    EDG 6366 Student Affairs and Administrative Services 3
    EDG 6398 Capstone in Student Development 3
    EDSD 6304 Program Administration and Assessment 3
    EDSD 6305 Leadership in Higher Education 3
    Total SCH for Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Advising/Supporting: Candidates will know how to provide advising and support to individuals and groups through direction, feedback, critique, referral, and guidance.
  • Leadership: Candidates will gain knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of a leader, with or without positional authority, in educational institutions.
  • Organizational/Human Resources: Candidates will gain knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the management of resources and people in educational organizations.
  • Social Justice/Inclusion: Candidates will be able to create learning environments that foster equitable participation of all students.
  • Student Learning/Development: Candidates will understand and apply principles of student development and learning theory.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better
  • GRE scores are not required

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