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Your future in

Higher Ed

A Guide to Pursuing Your MEd or EdD in Higher Education


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What's in the Guide

Careers in higher education are exciting, empowering and fulfilling. If you're already working on a college campus, how do you advance? Where can a career in higher ed take you? What qualifications do you need to get there? 

Pursuing a graduate degree in higher education is the most obvious place to start. Getting a master's or EdD in higher ed can be the catalyst you need to launch the next phase of your career. 

In this guide, we’ll explore graduate degrees in higher education and where each degree can take you. You've already found the fountain of youth—now establish yourself as a leader in the field. 

  1. What is Higher Education Administration?

  2. What are the Benefits of Working in Higher Ed?

  3. What is the future of Careers in Higher Ed?

  4. What Can You Do with a Degree in Higher Education Administration?

  5. Comparing Degrees: Should you Get an Med, EdD, or PhD in Higher Education?

  6. What Should You Look for in a Higher Ed Graduate Program?

  7. Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Higher Education at SMU

Plus—a look at where our MEd and EdD graduates landed after graduation.

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