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Master of Arts in Leadership for Educational Organizations, Leading Change for Student Success in Higher Education

Program Overview

Prepares you with the practical, applied leadership knowledge needed to transition into roles of increasing responsibility within the field of higher education. This fully online program has a strong focus on equity and social justice and a competitive online tuition rate, making it attractive to Colorado residents and non-residents.

What you'll learn 

University of Colorado Denver’s MA in Leadership for Educational Organizations: Leading Change for Student Success in Higher Education program is designed for emerging to mid-level professionals from higher education institutions, policy and research organizations, and governmental and non-profit entities desiring to learn more about the overall connections of higher education to students, faculty, administration, other educational partners, and the community.   

The program integrates current issues with historical, philosophical, theoretical, and equity-minded foundations as a basis to discover, explore and effect change in higher education or related organizations.You’ll also have opportunities to connect with some of the nation’s leading higher education experts and organizations through courses, engagements and case studies. All of these experiences will help you evolve as an educational leader in times of disruption and change while achieving new levels of performance. 

Our program graduates are recognized for being strongly prepared and committed to providing culturally informed, equity focused leadership. Upon completing the degree, you’ll be positioned to pursue a wide range of roles within educational organizations, including student and academic affairs, admissions, academic advising, alumni relations, diversity and inclusion roles, and/or to pursue a doctoral degree.  

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development 

You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as an educational leader. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top schools in the country. 

Courses

Ideal for working professionals, our program is designed to fit your schedule. You won’t have to interrupt your career to earn your degree. The 30-hour degree program is delivered in an 8-week online format with planned synchronous activities including a capstone course with an applied focus on learning. The program is designed to allow students to complete in two years. The courses will be offered on a rotating schedule and not every course will be offered each term. Please use the Course Rotation guide to plan your program.  

Program Description

What you'll learn 

University of Colorado Denver’s MA in Leadership for Educational Organizations: Leading Change for Student Success in Higher Education program is designed for emerging to mid-level professionals from higher education institutions, policy and research organizations, and governmental and non-profit entities desiring to learn more about the overall connections of higher education to students, faculty, administration, other educational partners, and the community.   

The program integrates current issues with historical, philosophical, theoretical, and equity-minded foundations as a basis to discover, explore and effect change in higher education or related organizations.You’ll also have opportunities to connect with some of the nation’s leading higher education experts and organizations through courses, engagements and case studies. All of these experiences will help you evolve as an educational leader in times of disruption and change while achieving new levels of performance. 

Our program graduates are recognized for being strongly prepared and committed to providing culturally informed, equity focused leadership. Upon completing the degree, you’ll be positioned to pursue a wide range of roles within educational organizations, including student and academic affairs, admissions, academic advising, alumni relations, diversity and inclusion roles, and/or to pursue a doctoral degree.  

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development 

You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as an educational leader. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top schools in the country. 

Courses

Ideal for working professionals, our program is designed to fit your schedule. You won’t have to interrupt your career to earn your degree. The 30-hour degree program is delivered in an 8-week online format with planned synchronous activities including a capstone course with an applied focus on learning. The program is designed to allow students to complete in two years. The courses will be offered on a rotating schedule and not every course will be offered each term. Please use the Course Rotation guide to plan your program.  

CU Denver graduates earn more, build community, and make connections. Take the first step toward your future and join an inclusive community of learners while gaining the skills of tomorrow, today.

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