Degrees & Programs

Center for the Study of Higher Education

Established in 1977, the Center for the Study of Higher Education offers flexible, interdisciplinary, and individualized master of arts and doctor of philosophy degree programs with concentrations in comparative higher education, organization and administration, college access, and student affairs. The life experience and perspectives of the 90-100 students enrolled here flavor our program. A high proportion of our students are accomplished professionals and we value the practical experience and organizational skills they bring. Ours is a diverse, supportive, challenging intellectual community. Over half of our students are women, over 20 percent are students of color, and over 10 percent are international students. Many are first generation students. This diversity enriches our community and work. You can find out more about higher education degrees and programs by visiting the main page of the Center for the Study of Higher Education.

Programs offered:
Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy


Educational Leadership Program

The Educational Leadership (EDL) Program prepares leaders to achieve results in the nation's schools by translating theory and knowledge into practice, applying skills in interpersonal relations and political diplomacy, applying research and data-based, decision-making skills, and following ethical principles. Graduates are able to adapt to a changing world, predict consequences of actions, and sustain continuous education improvements over time. Individuals develop skills and qualities that enhance their ability to empower, inspire, and guide the performance of others in achieving the goals of a school, a school district, or a community. Additional details are available in our EDL brochure.


Programs offered:

Master of Education
Master of Arts in Education Policy
Educational Specialist
Doctor of Education
Doctor of Philosophy


Non-degree programs offered:

Hybrid Administrative Certification Program*

 *approved for VA benefits