For school leaders and scholars who want to explore and improve issues at urban universities

The MEd in Urban Higher Education focuses on leadership in higher education and explores issues within the academy related to, and informed by, the urban context. Six key themes guide the program:

  • The urban context is key and underscores an emphasis on specific opportunities and┬ácomplex challenges
  • Building and maintaining equity and authentic diversity in higher education is essential
  • Everyone in the organization is a leader, change agent and advocate who contributes to the continued improvement and advancement of the institution
  • Principled leadership and ethical behavior are the foundation for sound professional practice
  • Teamwork and collaboration are crucial for continuous organizational improvement and advancement
  • Best practice in higher education requires evidence-based and data-informed decision-making

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Program Contacts

Office of Student Services

1040 W. Harrison St., 3145 ETMSW, Chicago, Illinois 60607