Are you interested in higher education administration, policy, teaching, or research? Our Higher Education programs in the Department of Higher Education will prepare you for a career in colleges, universities, government, and non-profit settings related to postsecondary education.
Students in our Higher Education programs have the opportunity to learn from faculty who engage in cutting-edge, equity-focused research that draws on diverse academic disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, family studies, and a wide array of critical theories designed to interrogate power-relations in social institutions – particularly postsecondary education.
The Higher Education program includes a strong sense of community. Students will participate in the quarterly Lunch & Learn Series, annual community events, and a Higher Education Student Association that plans social, educational, and professional development programs for all Higher Education students.
At Morgridge, our program is built on “inclusive excellence,” a framework based on the ideas that inclusiveness produces excellence, and excellence requires inclusiveness. We recognize that students and instructors from diverse social and cultural backgrounds all bring unique gifts, talents, and experiences that make tremendous contributions to the teaching, learning, and climate in higher education.