2 years
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 33,166
Foreign students
USD 33,166
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Baldwin Wallace is the only private university in Ohio offering a master's degree program that uniquely integrates student affairs and academic affairs — making the leadership in higher education (LHE) program a distinctive graduate school preparation for careers in all facets of University life.

Colleges and universities operate in an increasingly competitive enrollment and accountability climate today. Higher education professionals who build successful careers know the impact and influence they have when collaborating full resources in both student affairs and academic affairs to help each student realize his or her full potential. BW's distinctive LHE program recognizes this need and develops transformative leaders who are ready to tackle current and future challenges in higher education.

LHE curriculum includes student development theory, campus diversity, ethical leadership, public policy dimensions of higher education, funding and finance, counseling theory and practice and educational research. Choose from electives including strategic marketing, staff development, instructional technology and organizational behavior. These courses, combined with two professional internships in student affairs and academic affairs, give graduates of the LHE program a distinctive set of skills, knowledge and experiences that have made them highly employable and promotable in colleges and universities nationwide.

Entry Requirements

Apply online (no application fee)
You may also print a copy of the application to complete by hand, if preferred.
Print transcript request forms. Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate college/university transcripts must be mailed directly from each college/university you attended to the BW admission office, including courses that may be recorded on another school's transcript. All coursework attempted is part of your academic record and considered in the application process, even if that coursework is no longer consistent with your academic goals. The admission committee recommends a GPA of 3.0 or above. In limited cases, the admission committee may request that candidates take the Miller's Analogies Test and submit official results if the qualifying GPA is less than 3.0.

Using the online recommendation form, please provide two recommendations from principals, supervisors, teachers or other persons qualified to evaluate your background and potential to pursue a program of graduate study.

A paper version of the recommendation is also available, if preferred.

Once your application has been submitted, the admission committee will check with the Ohio Department of Education to verify each applicant's certificate or licensure history.

If you are a college graduate who wants to become a licensed teacher (leading to the provisional or professional educator's license in Ohio), follow the instructions for Master of Arts in education candidates listed above.

Candidates for the license+master's and licensure only programs are selected based on application credentials, including academic preparation; relevant work, community or teaching experience with children and young adults; recommendations from professionals in the field; and personal dispositions/attributes that support success in a teaching career.

New students enroll in the license+master's program throughout the year, in the fall, spring and summer terms. It is recommended that you apply for admission at least six weeks prior to the term you wish to enroll. Candidates for admission are selected based on their academic preparation for a master's program; interview with members of the admission committee; relevant work, community and teaching experience with children and young adults; recommendations from professionals in the field; and personal dispositions/ attributes that support success in an education career.  An admission counselor will work with you throughout the application process.

Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted by the admission office to schedule an interview with members of the admission committee as part of the application process.

Candidates with a criminal record will not be eligible to complete the teacher licensure programs at Baldwin Wallace University. The education division will not send a student into a school for observation, clinical practice or student teaching if he or she does not have a clear Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) report and a clear Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report