Master of Education in Administration of Higher Education

If you’re looking to make a difference at an institution of higher education, this program will position you for a successful career. Our downtown Boston location means you'll be right in the middle of one of the world's foremost educational centers.

In Suffolk University's Master of Education in Administration of Higher Education (MEd) program, you can enrich your core curriculum with a wide range of elective courses, matching your education to your potential career path and specific administrative focus.

Combined with core and elective coursework, you’ll complete a theory-to-practice practicum experience. By working closely with faculty advisors, you’ll select a field setting and gain practical, hands-on work experience under the guidance of a master's level or higher site supervisor. In addition to the practicum experience, Suffolk University offers fellowship opportunities in administrative, academic, or student support offices focused on your area of interest. You’ll graduate from the program equipped with broad-based knowledge of administrative, leadership, and management practices and structures found in institutions of higher education.

This program is designed to prepare you for a successful career in an array of higher education fields, including academic advising, admissions, alumni affairs, development, college unions, athletics, career planning and placement, residence life, orientation, student activities, financial aid, international student services, multicultural affairs, registrar offices, and a host of other professional positions at colleges, universities, and other higher education-related agencies and organizations.

View the MEd curriculum

Cost of Graduate Study at Suffolk

Tuition (2020-2021)
Full-Time, per year
Cost Per Credit (2020-2021)
For part-time students

Financial Aid for Graduate Study

Suffolk University is pleased to offer merit-based financial aid to graduate students—these awards can be up to $14,750 per academic year. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials:

  • Completed application
  • $50 Application Fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal Statement (essay)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (learn more)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

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“My degree has given me greater confidence in my work and has helped me engage more critically and thoroughly in campus discussions, even those outside of my professional role. I am able to make more meaningful contributions to projects and committees.”

Andrew David Hogan, MEd ’19 Associate Registrar for Academic Programs & Systems, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA

“One of the greatest assets of this program is the practicum experience. I was able to round out my resume, meet so many different people, and fine tune my skills. When it came time to apply for jobs, I was ready."

Kimberly Murray, MEd ‘16 Senior Assistant Director of Visitor Experience, Boston University, Boston, MA

“Every faculty member that I had the opportunity to learn from provided invaluable insight into the field and advice on how to initiate my career. They are there because they genuinely cared about us as students and future practitioners, and they wanted to make sure that we had the tools necessary to go out into the field. The faculty aren’t afraid to challenge you to think harder or deeper. Ultimately, I think that helped to make me a better student, and that is something that I try to bring to the students I work with.”

Jared S. Berman, MEd ’19 Residence Director, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

"When I was looking at graduate programs, I knew that I wanted a program that would offer academic rigor combined with practical experience. At Suffolk, I’ve learned not to be afraid to ask for help in class or even when searching for a practicum experience. Through the AHE program, I’ve made connections that allowed me to find an internship and even better, a career."

Isabella Russo, MEd ‘20