Department of Education: (440) 826-2166, (440) 826-3779 (fax)

Office of Admission

Kate Glaser
Associate Director of Admission
(440) 826-8016,
LHE '12

Innovative Approach to a Master’s in Higher Education Administration

Become a transformative leader by earning a master’s in higher education administration.

Whether you are a recent college graduate, working higher ed professional or degreed individual seeking a career transition, Baldwin Wallace’s Leadership in Higher Education (LHE) program is engaging, real-world focused and comprehensive.

BW’s LHE program uniquely integrates both academic affairs and student life. You'll complete two substantially different one-year internships covering both academic affairs and student life – a key advantage for career exploration and employment.

Flexible, Integrated Higher Education Administration Degree

  • Full-time students complete two distinct internships on BW’s campus or at a nearby college during this two-year program.
  • Part-time students already working in professional roles at higher education institutions complete internships on their own campuses.
  • Coursework includes synergetic combination of theory with practical application on topics like student development, campus diversity, college outcomes, ethical decision-making, funding and finance, staff development and marketing.
  • Cohort-style program and strong faculty-student mentoring foster personal, academic and career support.

New Class Starting August 2021

Applications are currently being accepted for the Leadership in Higher Education program beginning in August 2021. Graduate internships are still available in many campus areas including: the career center, financial aid, First-Year Experience, study abroad and residence life. Apply now.

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 careers in higher education administration in academic affairs and student affairs, and across a spectrum of professional career paths. Some of these include:

  • Director of Student Supports and Campus Life, Vanderbilt University
  • Director of Strategic Planning and Assessment, Ohio University
  • Director of Education Outreach Programs, Assistant Director Bonner Center for Service and Learning, Oberlin College
  • National Director, Foundation Relations, American Lung Association
  • Director, Disability and Testing Services, Cleveland State University
  • Director of Academic Advising, Baldwin Wallace University
  • Assistant Director of Education Abroad, Case Western Reserve University
  • Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Kent State University
  • Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Leadership, Lakeland Community College
  • Medical Education Coordinator, The MetroHealth System
  • Assistant Dean of Enrollment, Notre Dame College
  • Wellness Outreach Coordinator, The Ohio State University
  • Assistant Director for Campus Visits, University of South Carolina
  • Manager, Programs & Outreach, Stonewall Columbus
  • Associate Director of Advancement, Washington International School
  • Academic Program Advisor - Kogod School of Business, American University

Success Stories