Educational Leadership (MEd) - Higher Education Track

Program of Study

Area I: Foundational Studies
EDHE 6115Introduction to Higher Education Administration3
EDHE 6116Introduction to Student Affairs3
EDHE 6117History of Higher Education3
Area II: Professional Studies
EDHE 6125Higher Education Law and Ethics3
EDHE 6135Higher Education Finance and Budgeting3
EDHE 6145Student Development Theory3
EDHE 6155The American College Student3
EDHE 6165Leadership in Higher Education3
EDHE 6175Institutional Research and Assessment3
Area III: Supervised Practice
EDHE 6698Internship in Higher Education Administration3
Area IV: Capstone
EDHE 6099Higher Education Administration Portfolio/Exit Exam0
Total Credit Hours30

Admission Requirements 

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Resume,
  • Statement of Intent,
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a current or former employer or professor).


  • At least one year of experience working in Higher Education Administration (verified through submission of resume) and Minimum GPA of 2.7, or
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

(Note: Requirements are for regular/unconditional admission. Provisional/conditional admission is to be determined by the college's Graduate Council.)

Additional Program Requirements

Students may take internships in student affairs and enrollment management areas across the country and at CSU.

Students admitted to the program must complete an online Graduate Orientation prior to enrolling in classes.