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Lynch School of Education

Educational Leadership and Higher Education

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Department Mission:

We prepare administrators and leaders of educational institutions ranging from pre-schools, to K-12, public, Catholic, charter schools, to universities, and to post graduate institutions. Course work and field-based learning experiences develop reflective practitioners who integrate theory with practice. Graduates are prepared to bring perspectives from sociology, psychology, history and philosophy, as well as social justice and public policy, to their analysis and articulation of educational issues. Read more about the department.



We offer a Ph.D. in higher education administration and masters’ degrees in higher education with concentrations in student affairs, higher education administration and Catholic higher education leadership, a joint M.A./M.B.A. in higher education, and a joint J.D./M.A. in higher education. The department also offers a master’s or advanced certificate in educational leadership, a J.D/M.Ed. in educational leadership and an Ed.D. in educational leadership (Professional School Administrators Program, PSAP).

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