M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership

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Impact higher education with an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership

Mercer University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education Leadership is designed for individuals who are seeking careers as directors, coordinators, managers, or supervisors in higher education at the mid-administration or mid-management level. Complete the 30-hour program in 12–16 months and prepare to make an impact as a higher education leader. Mercer’s higher education leadership program allows you to choose from one of three program tracks:

  • Athletics Leadership—build or advance your career in college athletics through studying the ethical, economic, financial, and legal impact athletics has on colleges and universities
  • Postsecondary Administration—study higher education administration topics, including institutional structure and governance, policy development, advocacy, conflict management, decision-making, and cultural topics
  • Student Affairs Leadership—explore how to lead both traditional students and adult learners by studying social development and analyzing various models of academic advising, strategic enrollment management, and more

Who can benefit from the M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership program? 

The master’s degree in higher education leadership is ideal if you are:

  • Currently employed by a college or university and seeking to assume greater leadership responsibility
  • A current or recent undergraduate who plans to pursue higher education leadership as a career
  • Seeking to make a career change into the higher education leadership field

Format: Online • Start Terms: January, May • Application Deadlines: December 15, May 1 • Course Length: 8 weeks • Field Experience: 50 hours • Completion Time: 9 months


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Learn from experienced faculty

Mercer’s M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership program is supported by faculty and staff who devote themselves to preparing you to become a higher education leader. Our faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom, connecting theory directly to your higher education leadership career.

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Take the next step toward leading in higher education

Schedule your personalized admissions appointment or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6084 or MercerEducation@mercer.edu.