Higher Education Leadership Program (M.Ed.)

  • Program Overview

    Transition yourself into a leadership role in our changing educational environment.

    The Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership is a dynamic program for professionals wanting to transition to higher education positions as administrators, advisors, advancement, student services, or recruitment. In this program, you will delve deeply into contemporary higher education areas of interest, drawing on past professional experience, and looking for ways to share and expand your expertise with others in the field of 21st century higher education.

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  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    All candidates must apply online at: www.endicott.edu/Van-Loan/Van-Loan-Admissions

    Applicants should submit the following to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

    • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
    • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
    • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
    • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
    • Interview or teleconference with the program director
    • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Graduate Admission
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

    International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will: 

    • Demonstrate expertise understanding of the skill regarding the evolving roles of the contemporary professoriate and be able to apply these skills in a college or university setting.
    • Demonstrate expertise and understanding skills of professional communications in all forms: written, oral, and media communication, and be able to apply them in a college or university setting.
    • Demonstrate expertise and understanding of skills in the area of professional ethics and be able to apply them in college or university setting.
    • Demonstrate expertise and understanding of skills with regard to personal and professional development, as they apply to the contemporary professoriate, and be able to apply them in college or university setting.

    Required Curriculum

    HEDL 500 - History of Higher Education
    HEDL 501 - Theories of Higher Education Leadership
    HEDL 502 - Evolving Roles of the Professoriate in Higher Education
    HEDL 510 - Professional and Personal Development for Leaders
    HEDL 511 - Professional Communications in Higher Education
    HEDL 520 - Legal Issues in Higher Education
    HEDL 521 - Ethical Leadership
    HEDL 530 - Action Research
    HEDL 531 - Budget, Finance, and Operations in Higher Education
    HEDL 512 - The Role of Faculty in Colleges and Universities
    HEDL 590 - Masters Thesis
    HEDL 589 - Contemporary Research Readings in Higher Education Administration

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits


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