The program is a cohort model and requires 36 credit hours taken in two years.

Year 1

  • LEAD 421: Educational Leadership and Organizational Studies
  • LEAD 491: Foundations of Higher Education
  • LEAD 496-B: The Problematic Pipeline: Latinas and Latinos in Higher Education (Elective)
  • LEAD 496C: Critical Policy Issues in Latina/o Higher Education (Elective)
  • COUN 468H: Student Personnel Work in Higher Education
  • LEAD 490: The Adult Learner (Elective)

Year 2

  • LEAD 413: Human Relations and Leadership
  • LEAD 429: Research Design & Analysis of Educational Data
  • LEAD 493: The Law in Higher Education LEAD 495: Practicum in Higher Education
  • LEAD 492: Resources, Institutional Planning and Finance in Higher Education
  • LEAD 496-D: Current Global Issues & the Latina/o Community (Elective)

*Courses are subject to change. See current University catalog for up-to- date information

*Comprehensive Examination is also required to graduate from the program

Program Structure

The program is cohort-based and students can complete the program in two calendar years, taking two classes per semester year-round (fall, spring and summer).

Students enroll for two courses each semester. Classes are held Tuesday evenings each semester: the first class is at 4:15-6:55 p.m. and the second class is at 7:05-9:45 p.m., convenient for working professionals.