Jun 25, 2024  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 

Higher Education Leadership M.Ed.

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The Master’s of Education degree (M.Ed) in Higher Education Leadership prepares students for entry-level and mid-management level positions at public and private universities, community colleges, and proprietary postsecondary institutions. It is distinguished by its emphasis on integrating practical managerial skills development with a broad understanding of issues across the field of higher and postsecondary education. The degree program encourages students to choose a sequence of courses resulting in an emphasis on student personnel services, policy, or management.

Admission Requirements

Note that to be considered for admission, prospective students must complete the Graduate College online application as well as provide the Department of Educational Leadership the materials it requires. In most cases, the department application materials can be uploaded into the online application; doing so will expedite processing. For more admission information visit the Graduate College website  or website for the master’s program in Higher Educational Leadership.

Applicants to the master’s in higher education leadership must provide the Graduate College with the following:

  1. A completed application form available on the Graduate College website and the non-refundable application fee;
  2. One copy of official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. A minimum GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale) for all undergraduate work or a 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate work is required.

As part of the faculty review process, students must provide the Department of Educational Leadership with the following:

  1. Two letters of recommendation;
  2. Professional resume or vita;
  3. Statement of interest in the program;
  4. Graduate record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores.

Applicants who are interested in being considered for a graduate assistantship will also complete the GA application form located on the UNLV Graduate College website and inform the program graduate coordinator of this interest. Admissions deadline for those interested in a graduate assistance funded through the UNLV Division of Student Affairs is March 15th.

Degree Requirements

The M.Ed in Higher Education Leadership is a 37-credit, non-thesis program. It consists of a six course core curriculum, five elective courses, a three credit internship, and a one credit capstone experience. The capstone enables the candidate to synthesize her/his learning and apply the theory to practice. Please visit the Department of Educational Leadership’s Higher Education programs website for more specific information.

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