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Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education

The M.Ed. in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education program prepares graduate students for work in the non-academic arena of college campuses, which includes leadership positions in such areas as career services, enrollment management, residential programs and student development.

Graduates may find employment in a variety of settings, from community colleges to research universities, and they will be prepared to matriculate in a doctoral-level program. Students must complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of graduate work for this degree.

All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the student.

Students may also receive a Academic Advising Certificate. Please contact the Graduate Advisor at for more information.

Degree Requirements

Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
Courses Hours
EDG 6300 Curriculum Development 3
EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
EDG 6303 Lifespan Development
EDG 6304 Applied Research 3
EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
EDG 6361 American Higher Education 3
EDG 6362 College Student Development 3
EDG 6363 Leadership 3
EDG 6366 Student Affairs and Administrative Services 3
6 Hours of Electives of Completion of Certification Plan with Advisor Approval 6
Total SCH for Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership

***In addition to coursework, you must complete a Comprehensive Program Review (CPR).  You must apply for the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) no later than the first day of the last semester of coursework.***

Online Program

Complete this master’s degree online in 24 months for as little as $11,500.

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