Mercer University

School of Education

Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership

Address:

PO Box 2140

AACC Bldg, Ste 335

Atlanta, GA 30303

United States

Phone:

1-678-547-6237

Fax:

1-678-547-6364

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Offered in a classroom format in Atlanta and Macon, the M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership provides students a broad-based, scholarly foundation in higher education organization, structure, administration, and governance. The program’s purpose is to develop transformational leaders who possess a strong understanding, grounded in leadership theory, of higher education institutions. Graduates will be prepared to assume entry- or mid-level leadership responsibilities in a variety of professional areas including: admissions, student affairs, student services, advising, diversity, alumni relations and development, finance, human resources, facilities, athletics, and enrollment management. The program is designed for: 1. professional adults currently employed by a 2-year or 4-year institution of higher learning who seek to improve and enhance job performance, assume greater leadership responsibility, and/or become eligible for consideration for positions for which an advanced degree is required, 2. current and recent undergraduates, who plan to pursue higher education leadership as a career, and, 3. working adults who are not employed in higher education leadership, but who seek to make a career change to that field. Program Advantages: - Generally once a week classes - Evening course scheduling to allow students to pursue the degree without leaving the workforce - 36-hour degree that can be completed within 18 months - Professionally accomplished and highly credentialed faculty - Open to students with little or no previous experience in higher education - Offered at Mercer’s Macon and Atlanta campuses Summary of Curriculum: The degree program requires 36 semester hours (24 Core Professional Studies hours, 12 Leadership Track hours) of coursework, which includes an internship experience and a research project. Students will select one of two higher education tracks: 4-year institutions or 2-year institutions. Core Professional Studies (24 hours) EDEL601 Introduction to Higher Education EDEL675 Foundations of Leadership EDEL610 Legal Issues in 4-year vs. 2-year Institutions EDEL608 Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment EDEL612 Leadership in Intercollegiate Athletics COUN613 Cultural Perspectives in Counseling EDEL607 Internship EDEL695 Educational Research for Higher Education Leaders 4-year Institution Leadership Track (12 hours) EDEL602F Contemporary College Student in 4-year institutions EDEL604F Organization and Governance of 4-year Institutions EDEL611F Human Resource Management in 4-year Institutions EDEL614F Finance for Higher Education Leaders in 4-year Institutions 2-year Institution Leadership Track (12 hours) EDEL602T Contemporary College Student in 2-year institutions EDEL604T Organization and Governance of 2-year Institutions EDEL611T Human Resource Management in 2-year Institutions EDEL614T Finance for Higher Education Leaders in 2-year Institutions OPTIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING CONCENTRATION FOR DEGREE CANDIDATES A degree candidate may opt to add-on the Academic Advising concentration to his or her degree in either program track by completing a 5-course curriculum that complies with the academic coursework established by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). 4-year and 2-year tracks shown below: 4-year Institution Leadership Track with AAC concentration: EDEL606 Foundations of Academic Advising (in lieu of EDEL611F) COUN601 Career/Vocational Counseling (in lieu of EDEL608) COUN614 Lifespan Development (in lieu of EDEL612) EDEL602F Contemporary College Student in 4-year institutions COUN613 Cultural Perspectives in Counseling 2-year Institution Leadership Track with AAC concentration: EDEL606 Foundations of Academic Advising (in lieu of EDEL611T) COUN601 Career/Vocational Counseling (in lieu of EDEL608) COUN614 Lifespan Development (in lieu of EDEL612) EDEL602T Contemporary College Student in 4-year institutions COUN613 Cultural Perspectives in Counseling

Accreditation:

NCATE SACS

International Student Requirements:

- $25 application fee, -official sealed credential evaluation of non-US college work from an accredited credential evaluator done course-by-course with gpa, -an official TOEFL score of 550 computer or 80 internet or higher, and -a copy of passport and visa.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 533 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 14391 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 14391 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999