MAEd - Leadership in Higher Education


Leadership in Higher Education Program

Dr. Ken Schneck, Program Director
(440) 826-8062


Questions about the Application
and Admission Process

Lydia Avery, Associate Director of Admission

(440) 826-8016

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Leadership in Higher Education (LHE)

A distinctive master's degree program integrating Student Affairs and Academic Affairs ... preparing transformative leaders who are ready to tackle the current and future challenges in higher education.

Research on college student success, along with the increasingly competitive enrollment and accountability climate for higher education, point to the benefits of integrating academic and student affairs practice in support of student retention and positive graduation rates. Professionals who build successful careers in college and university administration know the impact and influence they have in recruiting and retaining students, and in helping each student realize his or her full potential.  BW's distinctive LHE program recognizes this need, and develops transformative leaders who answer this call. 

Career Preparation for Complex Higher Education Environments

Baldwin Wallace University is the only private college in Ohio offering a master's degree program that uniquely integrates Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.  Engage in a program that is relevant to careers in all facets of University life.  Core courses include student development theory, campus diversity and college outcomes. Explore ethical decision making, funding and finance, curriculum and instruction, staff development, and marketing practices. Graduates of the LHE program have a distinctive set of skills, knowledge and experiences, making them highly employable and promotable in colleges and universities nationwide.  LHE students learn from and work alongside successful professionals in Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.

Internships in both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs 

Students experience professional internships and practica with offices in both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.  Students develop the ability to analyze policy; assess students' needs; create, implement and evaluate programs; and foster environments that enhance student learning in all areas of campus life, including:

  • Student academic success strategies and initiatives
  • Retention studies
  • Career and professional advising
  • Multicultural and diversity affairs
  • Adult degree completion and continuing education
  • Transfer articulation and registration
  • College and university relations
  • Community outreach and service learning
  • Residence life and student housing
  • Enrollment management (admissions, orientation, and financial aid)
  • Student activities and co-curricular programs
  • International programs
  • Alumni affairs and development 

Enroll full-time or part time

This program is designed for full-time and part-time students from a variety of backgrounds; they may be recent college graduates, working professionals in higher education, or individuals seeking a career transition to higher education.

Full-time students complete professional-level internships on the BW campus. Part-time students complete career-enhancing internships with the colleges or universities where they are employed.

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