Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

MEd in Higher Education

Higher Education Change Agents Wanted!

The Loyola University Chicago Higher Education program offers a Master’s Degree Program. The goal of the program is to advance social justice through higher education.

Loyola Higher Education faculty and students recognize the power of alternative ways of knowing and being and stress the significance of students’ experiential knowledge. Students in this program explore the fundamental importance of power, identity, intersectionality, advocacy, and activism in higher education. Our faculty specialize in a broad range of topics including but not limited to:  

  • Community College Contexts
  • Critical Theory and Pedagogy
  • Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Identity and Student Development
  • International Higher Education
  • Finance and Governance

Our M.Ed. graduates secure various opportunities across postsecondary contexts. Our most recent alumni include:

  • Hilary Houlette ('18), Research Associate, Huron Consulting
  • Gabrielle Bacha ('18), Area Coordinator, College of Holy Cross
  • Rachel Fischer ('19), Prospect Management & Research Analyst, YMCA of Metro Chicago
  • Leah Brunk ('19), Assistant Director, Arrupe College 
  • Jared Thomas ('19), Director of Academic Success, Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York
  • Tristen Hall ('19), Doctoral Student, Miami University Ohio

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