Leadership in Higher Education

School of Education
(440) 826-2166, (440) 826-3779 (fax)

Admission Office, Adult & Graduate Education

Lydia Avery, Associate Director of Admission
(440) 826-8016, lavery@bw.edu

Three openings are still available with exciting internships for fall 2017. Apply now!

Baldwin Wallace is the only private university in Ohio offering a master's degree program that uniquely integrates student affairs and academic affairs — making the leadership in higher education (LHE) program a distinctive graduate school preparation for careers in all facets of University life.

Colleges and universities operate in an increasingly competitive enrollment and accountability climate today. Higher education professionals who build successful careers know the impact and influence they have when collaborating full resources in both student affairs and academic affairs to help each student realize his or her full potential. BW's distinctive LHE program recognizes this need and develops transformative leaders who are ready to tackle current and future challenges in higher education.

LHE curriculum includes student development theory, history/philosophy of higher education, campus diversity, ethical leadership, public policy dimensions of higher education, funding and finance, counseling theory/practice and educational research. These courses, combined with two professional internships in student affairs and academic affairs, give graduates of the LHE program a distinctive set of skills, knowledge and experiences that have made them highly employable and promotable in colleges and universities nationwide.

Incorporated into the curriculum are opportunities for students to engage in social justice by effecting change on campus and through community engagement.

Program Outline

Review a complete list of courses in the LHE program outline.

Alumni Success

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. Baldwin Wallace LHE graduates have launched higher education careers in academic affairs and student affairs, and across a spectrum of professional career paths.