UW-Whitewater to offer new master’s degree in higher education leadership

July 12, 2019

HELEAD classroomA new master's degree program in higher education leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was approved by the UW System Board of Regents today.

This new degree program — which will debut in the fall 2020 semester — will respond to the growing demand for graduate degrees for those working in higher education and who want to pursue administrative positions at technical schools, colleges or universities. Students will learn how to collaborate across departments in a university setting, use research to implement policies and improve practices, and engage in data-based decision making.

"The higher education leadership master's degree program will build upon our already strong offerings for the next generation of university leaders," said Interim Chancellor Cheryl Green. "UW-Whitewater has exceptional faculty who are mentoring graduate students and helping them develop the skills necessary for them to thrive and become positive agents of change at colleges and universities."

Those interested in the program can contact Courtney Luedke, coordinator and assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, for more information at LuedkeCL26@uww.edu.