M.Ed. On Campus

Higher and Postsecondary Education

Teachers College at Columbia University

24 months
1913 USD/credit 57390 USD/year
1913 USD/credit 57390 USD/year
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The Master of Education Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education at Teachers College at Columbia University develops breadth of understanding of higher and postsecondary education, though emphasizing particular domains of study and practice, among them, academic learning and development, organizational and institutional processes, and social/cultural and civic perspectives. 


Students in the Higher and Postsecondary Education Program at Teachers College at Columbia University typically use these offerings to elaborate and deepen their experience-based knowledge and intellectual interests in policymaking, curriculum development, student development, etc. Ed.M. students conclude their programs of study by writing an Integrative Paper focused on a particular topic of professional and personal interest and drawing on the knowledge resources availed by the three curricular domains.


  • The Ed.M. requires a minimum of 60 points and an integrative paper prepared as a culminating project. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Purposes and policies of higher education
  • Curriculum and instruction in higher education 
  • College and university organization and administration 
  • Financial administration of higher education institutions 
  • College teaching and learning 
  • Theories of diversity in higher education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Degree Application, including Statement of Purpose and Resume
  • Transcripts and/or Course-by-Course Evaluations for all Undergraduate/Graduate Coursework Completed
  • Results from an accepted English Proficiency Exam (if applicable)
  • $65 Application Fee
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation, two (2) of which must be academic
  • Academic Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1913 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    57390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1913 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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