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  • Program Overview

    M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership (36 Credits)

    Endicott College’s Master’s in Education degree in Higher Education Leadership is designed for professionals who want to advance their careers as entry to mid level administrators at colleges and universities. What sets our program apart is the contemporary and innovative curriculum which prepares students to affect real change within the field of Higher Education. The  knowledge on historical and contemporary issues they will obtain, as well as the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship and capstone project, will enable students to become impactful leaders and change agents for the field of Higher Education Leadership. 



    • Students acquire global and cross-cultural competence

    • Flexible curriculum designed for working professionals

    • Electives tailored to professional goals

    • Individualized advising and support

    • 6 week course modules allowing students the ability to complete the program in one year


    Additional features: 

    • Asynchronous online instruction

    • Designed for working professionals

    • Rolling admissions

    • Courses meet in 6 week modules

    • Flexible and affordable 

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 36

    Required Curriculum



    • HEDL 500 - History of Higher Education (Cr: 3)
    • HEDL 520 - Legal Issues in Higher Education (Cr: 3)
    • HEDL 521 - Ethical Leadership (Cr: 3)
    • HEDL 525 - Student Development Theory (Cr: 3)
    • HEDL 526 - Assessment (Cr: 3)
    • HEDL 527 - Administrative Apprenticeship (Cr: 3)
    • HEDL 530 - Action Research (Cr: 3)
    • HEDL 531 - Budget, Finance, and Operations in Higher Education (Cr: 3)
    • HEDL 590 - Capstone (Cr: 3)
    • OB 517 - Organizational Behavior and Change (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will:

    • Apply key higher education concepts and knowledge to contemporary context and practice.
    • Integrate understandings of equity, inclusion, and social justice into research and practice as proactive change agents
    • Contribute to research and practice through crafting original research and applying appropriate assessments.
    • Apply traditional and contemporary leadership theories to individual leadership approaches in higher education.


    Choose two electives from the following list:

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