The Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership degree program prepares students for leadership and administration in colleges and universities. Designed for individuals interested in entry to mid-level college administration, the program includes a core curriculum that introduces students to critical issues in higher education with an emphasis on social justice concerns. Through the selection of a cognate, students may focus their studies on academic or student affairs leadership. A capstone/internship will provide students with hands-on experience translating theory and research to practice in a college or university setting.
Admission terms and application deadlines
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Admissions by the semester deadlines listed below.
Beginning FALL 2017 Semester
- February 15 (early) April 15 (regular) and July 15 (late) for fall semester
- October 1 (early) and November 15 (regular) for winter semester (limited enrollment)
- International applicants
A cohort begins in the fall term. The cohort is filled to a maximum of 20 students; however, applicants are requested to apply by the aforementioned deadlines. We accept a limited number of students for the winter semester. Students starting in the winter semester will work with the adviser to create a plan of study that will place them in the previous or subsequent fall cohort. Students accepted for winter semester will be expected to take a summer class during the first year.
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:
- Additional department application requirements
- Requirements for recommendations
The two Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms must be from individuals in a supervisory or advisory relationship to the applicant who can address the applicant’s potential to perform at the graduate education level.
- Program specific (see specific questions for the Master of Education in higher education leadership program)
- An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
Admission review and assessment
Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department. Meeting minimal criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program.