Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Administration and Supervision - Higher Education
The Department of Educational Psychology offers this degree program in face-to-face and online formats.
The Administration & Supervision – Higher Education Master’s Program prepares those who aspire to leadership positions in student affairs and other key administrative areas within a college or university. The program provides practical experiences and theoretical foundations offered within a diverse setting which prepares students to become good citizens in an increasingly complex and pluralistic society. It fosters mutual respect and teamwork, and helps build communities whose members are judged by the quality of their character and their contributions.
Welcome from Dr. Cathy Horn, Higher Education and Cultural Studies Program Coordinator
I would like to welcome you to the University of Houston’s Higher Education Program. We are in a dynamic time at the University of Houston, and there has never been a better time to be a Houston Cougar! The University achieved recognition from the Carnegie Foundation as a Tier One Research University in January 2011.
The Higher Education Program is grounded in a philosophical belief in the transformational nature of higher education as an institution of social change. In addition to our Master's degree (offered in both face-to-face and online formats), we are proud to partner with the Educational Psychology and Individual Differences program to offer a PH.D. in Educational Psychology with a focus in Higher Education. Our programs prepare scholars and practitioners to generate and apply research aimed at furthering a critical understanding of postsecondary education and its roles in society and to provide service to our local, state, and national communities aimed at the improvement of higher education, and in general the furthering of education for all people.
Our students come to Houston from all over the United States and internationally and represent a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences. We view our students in our programs as active participants in the learning process, and they benefit from the opportunity to learn and conduct research with outstanding faculty, among whom include former university Presidents and Chancellors and internationally renowned scholars. Their research is addressing the critical challenges of Texas and the nation, including such issues as: the increasing costs of college; the benefits and challenges of a global society; access to and success in college for all students, particularly those underserved by the education system; and the roles of technology in leadership development.
The state of Texas has laid out an aggressive agenda for increasing student access to and success in college (see Closing the Gaps by 2015). The Higher Education and Cultural Studies Program is squarely in the middle of addressing those challenges in many ways, perhaps most importantly through the preparation of a cadre of well-prepared scholars and practitioners ready to apply their expertise and interest in higher education.
I hope you'll spend time learning about what we're doing in more detail. Whether you are considering or continuing your educational experience, the program area faculty and I wish you success. I wish you all the best for a wonderful academic year. If you have any questions, please contact me or your academic advisor.
Higher Education and Cultural Studies Program Coordinator