Online Master of Education in Higher Education Administration

Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

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Develop as a leader.

The Online Higher Education Administration concentration of our Ed.M. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies develops culturally compentent leaders through exposure to, experience in, and exploration of perspectives and theories that shape educational worldviews and institutions of higher learning.
Who is this program for?
Professionals seeking to begin or advance their careers in college and university administration in roles that include:
  • Student life
  • Financial aid
  • Admissions & Enrollment
  • Career advisement
  • Pre-college advisement
  • Development
  • Alumni relations
  • Institutional research & planning

Students develop a broad foundation in higher education administration, including insight into historical/contemporary perspectives, current issues, governance, legal issues, and social and personnel functions of higher education.

Developing Culturally Competent Leaders

Coursework centers on concepts of:

  • History of Higher Education
  • Governance and decision-making
  • Strategic planning & innovation
  • Student affairs
  • Legal issues
  • Research and assessment
  • Diversity and social justice

An Approach Focused on You

For over 25 years, the BU Higher Education Administration program has been teaching and learning with hundreds of dynamic university administratiors and now, we offer Higher Education Administration online. Structured with a specific selection of nine courses, the program strives to reflect the contemporary higher education landscape and issues impacting colleges and universities. Students graduate having engaged in theory-to-practice learning that enables them to meaningfully contribute to their roles as leaders in higher education.

Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development Faculty

Our faculty leaders are shaping the professional landscape with groundbreaking research, innovative thinking, and a commitment to quality education for all students. These dedicated professionals, many of whom are active members of national organizations like NASPA, bring decades of first-hand experience in public and private institutions to our Online Master of Education in Higher Education Administration program. The HEA program cultivates an active community of professional development with collaborative opportunities for learning through webinars, social media, institutes, national and regional conferences as well as other new and advanced digital platforms. Our faculty and BU community are ready to support you every step of the way.

Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Boston University College of Education & Human Development is a new college that draws on the legacies of Wheelock College and BU’s School of Education. We are committed to both the preparation of educators and the advancement of research and scholarship. Our breadth of graduate programs, scholarly community, and outreach projects reflect this dual commitment. At Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, we have a commitment to research that improves the practice of education. Everything our faculty learn in their research and scholarship goes back into refining how we train our students. Our research is focused in three key areas: school improvement, applied human development, and language & literacy. With the guidance and support from our faculty, you’ll become the life-changing educational professional you know you can be.
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Sharpen Your Pencils

Boston University is now accepting applications for the Online Master of Education in Higher Education Administration.