M.S.Ed. with an emphasis in Higher Education
Masters level study in the field of Higher Education is a prerequisite to nearly all entry-level professional positions at colleges and universities. It is an essential requirement for those seeking to advance to leadership positions or seeking greater responsibility in institutions of higher education, educational associations, or in human resource areas in the public or private sector. By providing courses that are both relevant and current, taught by full-time faculty and full-time practitioners, the curriculum is optimally balanced, appropriately blending the practical and theoretical aspects of this body of knowledge.
Ed.S. in Educational Leadership
Higher Education Concentration
The Education Specialist degree in Higher Education offers a course of study to further develop professional skills, improve research skills, broaden knowledge of higher education, and provide the fundamentals for leadership in mid-level professional positions at colleges and universities. The focus of this program is to prepare educators to meet the challenges of their profession and reinforce the significance of their roles in rapidly altering social, economic, and political environments. Enhancement of leadership capabilities will be met through the application of current research and theory in this field. Coursework is both relevant and current, taught by full-time faculty and full-time practitioners; the curriculum is optimally balanced, appropriately blending the practical and theoretical aspects of this body of knowledge.
Ph.D. in Higher Education
The Doctor of Philosophy is the degree most often desired for those who wish to become faculty in American colleges and universities and those who aspire to senior administrative roles in these institutions. Possession of this degree also provides those who have earned it with entry into business, government, research, and other leadership positions. The PhD in Education with a concentration in higher education is intended to prepare individuals for these administrative and faculty positions and to provide these students with the skills to carry out scholarly research, lead organizations, and create new knowledge. The curriculum contains elements that will, if completed successfully, provide research expertise, administrative skills, and experience, and the ability to serve the nation's colleges and universities and contribute to higher education elsewhere in the world.