Higher Education

The Department of Higher Education prepares students to be active participants in the enhancement of learning, development, and achievement of all college students.

50% Master’s and CAS Scholarships available for students who begin their program by spring 2024

Higher Education department faculty, staff, and graduate assistants

Students are educated and trained to become effective higher education professionals across institutional types. Doctoral students become theorists, researchers, and administrators who have lasting impacts on institutional efforts to enhance education. We envision all of our students becoming collaborators who work effectively on behalf of students with others across campus and beyond.

We build community and foster a sense of belonging through opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Courses unique to Syracuse include the Laboratory in Learning Communities, which prepares students for roles and initiatives that blur the lines between curricular and non-curricular activities that promote student learning. New students are paired with experienced mentor students to help with their transition to graduate school. Local alumni and graduate assistants coordinate networking opportunities, social events, and support groups to make and strengthen connections. Students also often study abroad through the Himan Brown Fellowship or participate in the Spector/Warren Fellowship for Future Holocaust Educators.

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Department of Higher Education
350 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

For general inquiries, please call 315.443.4752.

Cathy Engstrom, Associate Professor; Chair, Higher Education|315.443.4763
Cathy Engstrom