Master of Education in Educational Leadership / Higher Education
East Tennessee State University

Program Details

ETSU offers a Master of Education in Educational Leadership / Higher Education for those interested in entry- or mid-level leadership positions within higher education or student personnel settings. The online higher education coursework imparts knowledge of leadership principles. Students learn how to lead within various areas of an institution.

In addition to teaching higher education leadership, this program delves into topics around student personnel, such as legal issues or administration. Other study topics include:

  • Professional issues in higher education 
  • Small group leadership
  • Effective organizational cultures
  • Equity, inclusion, and social justice

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

East Tennessee State University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent