Higher Education Leadership, M.Ed. | Mercer University | Doraville, United States
12 months
7560 USD/year
7560 USD/year
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This one year (30-semester hour) Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership at Mercer University prepares candidates to assume entry or mid-level leadership responsibilities in a variety of professional areas including: admissions and enrollment management, student affairs, advising, diversity, alumni relations and development, finance, human resources, facilities and athletics.


Key facts

The program is designed for: 

  • Those currently employed by an institution of higher learning who seek to improve and enhance job performance and assume greater leadership responsibility
  • Current and recent undergraduates who plan to pursue higher education leadership as a career
  • Those seeking to make a career change into the higher education leadership field

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will: 

  • Have a broad-based, scholarly foundation in higher education organization, structure, administration, and governance
  • Be prepared to assume leadership responsibilities in post-secondary education

Program delivery model 

The M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership is offered at Mercer University's Atlanta and Macon campuses. Students are admitted three times a year for the Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (May) terms. 

This program is offered predominantly in class in the evenings, but does integrate hybrid and online learning opportunities. Students taking a course that meets predominantly online still have the option to meet with faculty face-to-face at one of Mercer's various locations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Higher Education
  • Cultural Perspectives in Higher Education
  • Finance in Higher Education
  • Leadership in Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Legal Issues in Higher Education
  • Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
  • Internship
  • Leadership Theory
  • Student Affairs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application
  • $25 application fee
  • All Official Sealed College transcript(s) showing conferral of bachelor’s degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Career and academic goal narrative
  • Possible Additional Application Materials Include:
  • Possible faculty interview

Additional Requirements for International Applicants 

  • Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
  • Official Translations
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The TOEFL the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is required for international applicants whose primary language is not English
  • Financial Guarantee
  • Visa Status: International Applicants Who are Currently in the United States - Documentation of your current visa status must be submitted with the self-managed application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3780 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3780 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Doraville

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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