Higher Education Program

Welcome to the higher education program at the College of William and Mary! Please take advantage of the resources available to you through this website to learn more about our degree programs, as well as the faculty, students, alumni who comprise our community of scholars. Our program is characterized by a rigorous but supportive culture led by faculty with diverse professional and administrative experience pursuing distinct lines of inquiry and scholarship. Likewise, students in the program have a variety of research interests and these are supported in the unit by developing individual programs of study and uniquely created scholarship for master's projects and dissertations.


Our program mission statement reads:

We prepare intellectually curious and culturally responsible higher education leaders and scholars who will influence change to improve post-secondary teaching and learning environments around the world.

Within this overall mission, our objectives provide further focus and direction for the program.

We offer degree programs at both the master's and doctoral level designed to prepare students for leadership and service positions in colleges, universities, community colleges, government agencies, research agencies, educational associations, and other post-secondary educational settings:

If you are considering applying to one of our graduate programs, please email [[jpbarber, Dr. James Barber]] to arrange a visit including meetings with faculty and current students, as well as any other questions you may have.