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Welcome to the M.Ed. in Higher Education Program

Associate Professor & Program Director Vincent D. Carales

Welcome to the web pages of the Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education at the University of Houston. The program prepares those who aspire to leadership positions in student affairs and other key administrative areas within a college or university. The Higher Education Program is grounded in a philosophical belief in the transformational nature of higher education as an institution of social change.

The M.Ed. in Higher Education is offered in both face-to-face and online formats. Both delivery methods use a cohort model that enables students to earn their master’s degree in two years. The coursework addresses critical issues impacting college students and postsecondary institutions, and emphasizes the connection between theory and practice. Reflecting our strong commitment to experiential learning, our program provides a wide array of Graduate Assistantship, internship, and professional development opportunities.  

Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, is bustling with culture and energy and has recently gained recognition as America’s next great global city. Our students come to study with us from all over the United States and internationally, and represent a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences. Students learn and study alongside a distinguished higher education faculty that includes current or former university chancellors and presidents, provosts, deans of students, and internationally renowned researchers. The Higher Education faculty and students are committed to solving critical issues related to college access, equity, affordability, student engagement and learning, and degree completion.  

We hope you will take time to browse our program’s webpages. Answers to common questions about the program are addressed on our Frequently Asked Questions page. As you consider the next steps in your educational pursuits, we hope that you will apply to join the Higher Education program at the University of Houston.

If you’re interested in the online or on-campus M.Ed. program, please contact us at if you have any questions.