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Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Social Justice

Bellarmine’s M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership and Social Justice is a 30-hour, fully online master’s program that provides students with the breadth of knowledge and professional experiences to be able to lead and serve in a variety of entry and mid-level positions in higher education.


Program Highlights

  • Earn your M.Ed. while working full-time
  • Online courses for this program are offered in convenient, 8-week sessions for the working student
  • In-depth study of leadership theory and application in higher education and social justice.
  • 100% online delivery
  • Practitioner-focused curriculum
  • Capstone internship and portfolio development
  • Affordable, quality academic learning experience
  • Begin program in fall, spring, or summer
  • Full-time or part-time course load
  • 30 credit hours total
  • Complete coursework in as little as three semesters
  • One-on-one program advising and mentorship
  • No work experience or GRE test scores required for admittance
  • Program designed for professionals in higher education settings, as well as private and non-profit educational agencies, government and community agencies, and those interested in a career change.  

Program Details

Our curriculum in higher education theory and social justice principles addresses the professional standards, skills and personal development necessary to work and lead in higher education.

The degree prepares students to engage and direct student learning through professional positions in student life, academic affairs, athletics and a multitude of administrative positions across the campus in a variety of higher education settings. That includes traditional undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities, community colleges, for-profit institutions, online higher educational institutions and professional undergraduate and graduate settings. The degree also prepares students to work in other functional areas in higher education, such as advancement and business and finance.


Dr. Mike Vetter (Contact information and webpage)
Dr. Donald "DJ" Mitchell Jr. (Contact information and webpage)

Contact Information

Donald "DJ" Mitchell, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Education and Program Chair
M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership and Social Justice

Office of Graduate Admission