Degrees and Certificates

The Higher Education Program offers two graduate certificates and an MA in higher education. In collaboration with the Graduate School of Education, the Higher Education Program also offers a higher education specialization in the PhD in education.

PhD in Education Specialization in Higher Education

Offered in cooperation with the College of Education and Human Development, this program prepares students for careers in higher education in either faculty or administrative positions. This doctoral program focuses on leadership, the scholarship of teaching and learning, administration, and assessment. The program’s multidisciplinary, graduate-level curriculum prepares individuals for positions of leadership in teaching, research, and administration at community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities around the globe. The program also prepares students for positions in associations, government agencies, and industries whose activities relates to our impact higher education.

MA in Higher Education and Student Development

The interdisciplinary, graduate-level curriculum focuses on leadership, the scholarship of teaching and learning, administration, and assessment. 

Graduate Certificate in College Teaching (Offered by Higher Education Program)

This certificate is for graduate students planning a career in post-secondary education. It offers courses that develop pedagogical skills, explore pedagogical assessment or scholarship, and enhance the use of technology in instruction.

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration

This certificate is for students who are planning or enhancing a career in administrative positions in higher education. The certificate provides core knowledge of administrative processes in the context of higher education institutions.