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2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Master of Education (MEd), Higher Education Leadership Emphasis


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The Master of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Leadership is designed for candidates seeking to work in a higher education environment to gain a deep understanding of the roles, mechanisms, and policies that impact higher education. Candidates can select an intensive internship or a site-based research project as a culminating experience.

  • Program Code: 5056MED with Emphasis in 5060 (Higher Education Leadership)
  • CIPC: 131202

Admission Requirements

The MEd program is selective with a limited number of openings available for qualified students. Admission deadlines are January 15 for Summer semester and May 15 for Fall semester. For additional information contact the Master of Education office, (801) 626-6278.

The following items are required:

  1. Admission to Weber State University and application for the MEd Program.
  2. Payment of the MEd program application fee.
  3. Verification of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  4. Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  5. Recommendation forms (3).
  6. Minimum GPA of 3.25 either cumulative or on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of approved undergraduate/graduate course work.
    or
    Minimum GPA of 3.00 to 3.24 on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) and a minimum score of either 400 on the Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT) or 152 on the Verbal Reasoning and 145 on the Quantitative Reasoning portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  Students with GPAs below 3.00 will not be considered for the program.
  7. Writing proficiency assessment with a minimum score of 4 out of 6.
  8. Interview with Master of Education faculty members (with a score of 4 out of 6).

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • Please seek advisement/assistance from WSU’s International Student and Scholar Center at 801-626-6853 or sis@weber.edu
  • TOEFL score of 223 (computer-based) or 85 (internet-based) or IELTS 6.5.
  • Oral language proficiency assessment.
  • Weber State University-accepted bachelor’s degree.
  • Courses evaluated into the equivalent of American credits and letter grades.
  • Contact WSU International Student Services Office and submission of a WSU International Student Application and a Graduate Financial Guarantee form.
  • If the overall GPA is lower than 3.25 but better than a 3.0, or if the evaluated transcript cannot be calculated for the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of course work, the Graduate Record Examination must be taken with a minimum score of 145 on the Quantitative Reasoning, 152 on the Verbal Reasoning, and 4 on the Analytical Writing portions.  Students with GPAs below 3.00 will not be considered for the program.  All degree requirements must be completed within a six-year timeline based on the first semester of coursework.

GPA Requirements for all MEd Students

Following admission to the MEd program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Students must earn at least a B- in all foundation classes.  Coursework in which Ds, Es, or UWs are earned is unacceptable and could result in removal from the program if the problem persists.

Course Requirements


The 37-hour program of study consists of 12 credit hours of foundation courses, 25 credit hours of professional core specific to higher education leadership, including either an internship in two higher education settings or a project.

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