Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Master's Programs

Minimum Requirements

  • 36 Credits

Formats

  • Fully Online
  • In-Person

Availability

  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time

Location

  • Off-Campus
  • On-Campus
Degree Requirements

The Master of Education (EdM) in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: Higher Education Administration at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development provides practitioners and future leaders in higher education with the practical skills and theoretical understanding needed to thrive. The Higher Education Administration master’s explores areas such as counseling and advising, student life, financial aid, admissions, and more.

The Boston University EdM in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: Higher Education Administration program offers flexible full-time, part-time, and online learning options—providing convenience for students already working in their field. You’ll benefit from sharing with other working professionals and learning from career practitioners and scholars.


Dates & Deadlines

Spring & Fall 2024

Aug 15, 2023

Application Open

Spring 2024 Semester

Dec 15, 2023

Application Deadline

Fall 2024 Semester

Jan 15, 2024

Deadline to Receive Priority Scholarship Consideration

Fall 2024 Semester

Aug 1, 2024

Application Closes

Featured Faculty

Faculty connected to the master’s in Educational Leadership & Policy: Higher Education Administration at BU Wheelock have decades of expertise and real-world wisdom. They have held a variety of leadership roles at different types of higher education institutions and have a strong interest in making this form of education more inclusive and equitable.

Career Outcomes

The master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy: Higher Education Administration prepares you to advance your career in several professional areas.

  • Higher education leadership roles related to student affairs, advising, admissions and financial aid, and more.
  • Positions in education-related nonprofits and professional associations.

More Information about the EdM in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: Higher Education Administration

Online Learning

The online Higher Education Administration courses are asynchronous modules organized into seven-week-long classes. Students in BU Wheelock’s online master’s programs receive hands-on support throughout their program.

Graduate Assistantships

Full-time students in the EdM in the Higher Education Administration program have the option to take on a graduate assistantship or internship as part of their academic experience.

Graduate Admissions

Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about the EdM in Higher Education Administration. Get information about requirements, deadlines, financial assistance and more. Sign up for an upcoming information session.

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