Leadership in Higher Education


School of Education: (440) 826-2166, (440) 826-3779 (fax)
Admission Contact: Kate Glaser, assistant director of admission, (440) 826-8016, kglaser@bw.edu

The LHE Advantage

Program format (course sequence): on-campus 

The LHE program is accepting applications for fall 2019.

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.

Program Features

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. Some of these include:

Career Paths

  • Ashland University
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Case Western Reserve University - School of Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland State University
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Delaware State University
  • Grand River Academy
  • Heidelberg University
  • Hiram College
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • John Carroll University
  • Kent State University
  • Kenyon College
  • Lakeland Community College
  • Lorain County Community College
  • Northcoast Education Services
  • Notre Dame College
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio University
  • Pacific University
  • The Excel Center, Goodwill Education Initiatives
  • The Ohio State University
  • The University of Toledo
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • University of South Carolina
  • Ursuline College
  • Vanderbilt University

Success Stories