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Masters of Education, Higher Education Leadership (MEd)

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
  • CIPC: 13.0406

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Studies in Education program is selective with a limited number of openings available for qualified students. Admission deadline is March 15 for Fall semester. For additional information contact the Graduate Studies in Education office, (801) 626-6278.

The following items are required:

  1. Admission to Weber State University and application for the GSE Program.
  2. Payment of the GSE 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 3.00 either cumulative or on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of approved undergraduate/graduate coursework.
  7. Writing proficiency assessment with a minimum score of 4 out of 6.
  8. Interview with Graduate Studies in 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 or Duolingo 120.
  • 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.

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 36 credit-hour program of study consists of 9 credit-hours of foundation requirements, 21 credit-hours of emphasis specific courses, and 6 credits of internship experiences or a research thesis/capstone project.