Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

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M.ED. in Higher Education

  • 2 years completion (Full-Time), 3 year completion (Part-Time)
  • Courses held in person on Water Tower Campus
  • Final Capstone Project
  • One internship required
  • Cohort Model
  • No GRE required
  • 36 hours to complete program
  • Option to study abroad in Rome (2 week summer program)
  • Summer courses optional
  • ELPS 425: Student Affairs Profession (Foundations of Student Affairs)
  • ELPS 427: American Higher Education
  • ELPS 432: Multiculturalism for Social Justice
  • RMTD 400: Research Methods
  • ELPS 433: Student Development Theory
  • ELPS 431: Evaluation in Higher Education
  • ELPS 454: Budget & Finance in Higher Education
  • ELPS 430: Curriculum & Pedagogy in Higher Education
  • ELPS 459: Organization and Governance

You can find course syllabi here.


Water Tower Campus Higher Education Program
Application Deadline for Fall 2020 Cohort - June 28, 2020

Rolling Admissions - Applicants notified of admission status shortly after application submission

Application Materials: 

  • Official Transcripts
  • 3.0 GPA minimum undergraduate - In the application, fill out the section that asks how and if your GPA represents your dedication to graduate studies.
  • 1 letter of recommendation - The letter should speak to preparation for graduate school, commitment to social justice, and/or special circumstances and context for the candidate's educational life/life journey.
  • Personal Statement - This statement should address student's research interests, why Loyola would be a good fit, what the student aims to do post-degree attainment, and any special circumstances that would inform the admissions committee's decision in less than two, double-spaced pages. 
  • No GRE required.


M.ED. in Higher Education

Program Director: Aurora Chang

Phone: 312-915-6856

Email: achang2@luc.edu


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