Master of Arts in Leadership/Master of Education in Higher Education

DUAL DEGREE

The purpose of this dual degree is to provide students with the foundational knowledge of higher education that will be necessary to operate effectively in post-secondary arenas, while also equipping students with the knowledge and practical leadership skills needed to thrive in this educational setting. This degree program will give students the ability to meld technical knowledge of higher education (e.g. Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education) with the soft skills of leadership necessary to lead effectively in this environment (such as leadership communication, emotional intelligence, collaboration, and leading change).

ADMISSION

In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.

REQUISITES

A conferred bachelor’s degree.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the MED in Higher Education program past the first 6 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 3 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Shared Curriculum

3

MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership

MA IN LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

27

MAL 5301 - Introduction to Leadership

MAL 5302 - Vision-Casting and Leading Change
MAL 5304 - Crisis Leadership

MAL 5308 - Great Leaders in History
MAL 5309 - Leadership Across Boundaries: Travel Study
MAL 6303 - Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
MAL 6305 - Relational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
MAL 6306 - Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership

Select one course from the Cook School of Leadership Curriculum with the approval of the MAL Director.

MED IN HIGHER EDUCATION REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

30

HIED 5300 - College and University Administration
HIED 6310 - Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education
HIED 6311 - Access and Equity in Higher Education

HIED 6320 - Practicum in Higher Education (S-L)*
HIED 6330 - Research Methods in Higher Education
HIED 6340 - History and Philosophy of Higher Education
HIED 6361 - Teaching, Learning, and Student Development
Select three courses from the MED in Higher Education Program with the approval of the MEDHE Director.
Six (6) hours of the MA in Leadership Required Curriculum serve as electives for the MED in Higher Education Required Curriculum.

TOTAL HOURS

3 hours

Required Shared Curriculum

27 hours

MA in Leadership Required Curriculum

30 hours

MED in Higher Education Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)

*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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