The Higher Education Department at SU prepares master and doctoral students to be active participants in the enhancement of learning, development, and achievement of all college students. While enrolled in our preparatory Master’s program, students are educated and trained to become effective higher education professionals across institutional types. At the doctoral level, we prepare students to become theorists, researchers, and administrators who have lasting impacts on institutional efforts to enhance education. We envision all of our students becoming collaborators who work effectively on behalf of students with others across campus and beyond.
Master of Science in Higher Education
All students enrolled in the Master's Program at Syracuse University will obtain a solid foundation on how to apply theories of student development and learning to administrative, programming advising, policy-making, and faculty roles on behalf of students from diverse groups at varied institutions of higher education.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The School of Education offers the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. The Ph.D. focuses on application of theory and research to the study of higher education. Students pursuing this degree should have a commitment to research, writing, teaching, and administrative work in college and university settings.