M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership
The master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership is designed to prepare students for a broad array of entry-level and mid-management positions in higher education. Graduates will be prepared to work closely with students in their growth and development in a variety of settings. Graduates will learn the tools to manage existing programs and to develop new programs in response to changing environments.
- Work with an advisor to tailor a degree program that reflects their academic interests and career aspirations
- Select from an array of classes in the college to help prepare for a career in higher education
- Participate in an annual progress conversation with faculty to assure that objectives are being met
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TCU Admitted Student Visiting Days Checklist
|January 2, 2024||Deadline to apply to the TCU Leadership in Higher Education program|
|Mid-Late January, 2024||Invitation to Participate in TCU Visiting Days (please note that attendance is by invitation only)|
|February 25-27, 2024||TCU Admitted Student Visiting Days|
The M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership Admitted Student Visiting Days blends opportunities to learn more about Texas Christian University and the Higher Education program. Along with the completion of your graduate assistantship interviews, you will participate in various experiences to engage and discuss experiences at TCU.
Each candidate will receive a personalized schedule a few days prior to the conference. Each schedule will include time slots for assistantship interviews.
Optional activities will be available to all candidates each day of the experience. These activities will be organized and led by current graduate students. The purpose of the optional activities is to allow candidates to have an informal introduction to the campus, the Division of Student Affairs, and get acquainted with current in Higher Education Leadership students.
Hotel arrangements will be coordinated and hotel costs covered for out-of-town graduate assistant candidates. The TCU Admitted Student Visiting Days program will officially begin the afternoon of Sunday, February 25.
Visiting Days Highlights
- Info Session/What to Expect
- Kick-Off Event
- Dinner/Welcome Social
- Graduate Assistant Interviews
- Campus Tour
- Financial Aid, Health Insurance, and Housing
- Assistantship Office Tour
- What to Do at TCU and in Fort Worth
- What to Expect as a Graduate Assistant
- Day 1 Recap
- Dinner & Social
- Graduate Assistant Interviews
- Coffee with the Grads
- Assistantship Final Preference & Clothing
- Optional Course Attendance
- Foundations (15 credits)
- Focused coursework (12 credits)
- Electives (6 credits)
- Internship (3 credits)
Fall 2024 Start
- January 2, 2024: Fall 2024 admission early deadline (to be considered for a Student Affairs Graduate Assistantship)
- February 2024: TCU Admitted Student Visiting Days
- March 1, 2024: Fall 2024 admission deadline
- March/April 2024: Graduate Assistant offers made
- April 15, 2024: Acceptance of offers of financial support
The Graduate Assistantship Program provides master and doctoral students with a theory to practice experience complementing the Higher Education Leadership curriculum.
- Campus Recreation & Wellness Promotion
- Fraternity & Sorority Life and Hall Director
- Housing & Residence Life and Fraternity & Sorority Hall Director
- Leadership & Student Involvement and Fraternity & Sorority Life Hall Director
- Leadership & Student Involvement - Experiential Learning
- Leadership & Student Involvement – theCrew
- Leadership & Student Involvement - University Unions
- New Student & Family Programs and Fraternity & Sorority Life Hall Director
- Student Affairs Assessment and Fraternity & Sorority Life Hall Director
- Student Success
- Wellness Education and Fraternity & Sorority Life Hall Director
TCU enhances the Graduate Assistant’s practical experiences through collaboration with other offices, which foster skill sets in many functional areas. Graduate Assistants are encouraged to participate in departmental, divisional and University committees, and are provided with many development opportunities fostering growth and learning. In the program, students can expect:
- Opportunities for student development and creation of programs specifically meeting student needs.
- To have the ability to work with University practitioners, specifically trained in functional areas to provide student support and services.
- Supervisors to spend time getting to know Graduate Assistants, their needs and develop development plans to meet those needs.
G.A.T.E. was created by members of student affairs to provide continuous development and guidance for our Graduate Assistants in partnership with the academic program. G.A.T.E. focuses on a few important aspects of development, including developing your network in professional organizations, preparing for internship and job searches and acclimating to the DFW area. G.A.T.E. will provide some of your first experiences at TCU, and prepare you well for your career prior to graduation. Learn more about the G.A.T.E. program.
Program participants are invited to membership in the Higher Education Leadership Organization, a student organization offering guest speakers, interview preparation and networking.