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The MEd in Urban Higher Education: Department of Educational Policy Studies

The Urban Higher Education master’s degree program prepares social justice-oriented leaders to work in community colleges, four-year colleges, and university contexts. We primarily focus on urban city settings, which creates a unique context for this program.

The experiences, knowledge and skills gained from this program can prepare graduates for the competitive pursuit of positions in public or private institutions. Graduates could find opportunities in entry level and mid-level college and/or university leadership positions. Potential areas of professional opportunity include residence life and campus housing, student activities, Greek affairs, recreation center/sports, academic advising, admissions, financial aid, and administrative support. In addition, the transferable knowledge and skills of this program could help graduates pursue opportunities outside of a college or university setting. Another option and benefit of the program is preparation for a doctoral program.

Currently, there are two areas of emphasis: Leadership, Governance, Organization and Policy; Institutional Research for Decision Making.

Overall: 36 credit hours
Required courses: 20 credit hours
Recommended electives: 16 credit hours

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