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Higher Education Leadership (MEd)

Degree Programs

  • Higher Education Leadership

    The master’s degree in higher education has been designed to provide individuals with the foundation and core competencies necessary to advance professionally in colleges, universities, and higher education–related organizations.

  • Student Affairs Leadership

    The master’s degree in student affairs leadership is designed to provide the same foundation as the higher education master’s degree, but offers alternative coursework and practicum focus in student affairs.

Why Widener?

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Customized Approach & Personal Attention

Students learn in a mentoring environment from accomplished faculty committed to providing a high level of personal attention to better align coursework with career goals and help students become scholars and effective leaders. Students have the advantage of a customized approach to earning their degree including tailored studies to support an area of focus, interdisciplinary collaboration, and study abroad options.

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Flexible Degree Options at Your Pace

Master’s degrees are flexible, part-time programs designed for working professionals. The curriculum includes a mix of online, blended, accelerated, weekend, and on-campus coursework that can be completed at a pace that fits your lifestyle.

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Stephanie Ottino


When I spoke to current students in the program, they had positive comments about their experiences. In the end, Widener just made sense.

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Potential Careers

  • Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Resident Director
  • Student Success and Retention Coordinator
  • Director, LGBTQ Center
  • Assistant Bursar
  • Associate Director, Orientation
  • Disability Services Director
  • Associate Director of Human Resources
  • Director, Enrollment Services
  • Assistant Director of Development
  • Alumni Relations Officer

Recent Employers

  • Cabrini College
  • University of Delaware
  • Delaware County Community College
  • Widener University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Temple University