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Boston College

Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education

Chestnut Hill, MA

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Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education / Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education is located in Chestnut Hill, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Education (JD/M Ed) Higher education
Master of Arts/Master of Business Administration (MA/MBA) Higher education and business administration
Master of Arts/Juris Doctor (MA/JD) Higher education and law
Master of Arts (MA) International higher education
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Higher education
Doctor of Education (DE) Educational leadership
Juris Doctor/Master of Education (JD/M Ed) Educational leadership and law
Master of Education (M Ed) Educational leadership and policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Higher education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 81
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 6th Not reported No
Spring deadline November 15th Not reported No
Summer deadline April 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships
Career or field-related internships
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 3.68%
Black or African American 3.68%
White or Caucasian 21%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.32%
Unknown 60.79%


Male (25%)
Female (74%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 25
Male (12)
Female (27)


Focus of faculty research: College access and success, comparative and international higher education, educational leadership and policy, higher education, whole person education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467-3800
United States
Contact Dr. Heather Rowan-Kenyon
Department Chair
Phone: 617-5524214
Fax: 617-5520812

Boston College