Prepare to Make an Impact: Careers in Post-Secondary and Higher Education

Graduate Programs for Mission-Driven Professionals

The College of Education at Seattle University offers graduate programs for current or future professionals in post-secondary and higher education who are driven by a commitment to social justice, leadership, equity and inclusion.

Taught on the SU campus in the heart of one of Seattle’s most vibrant communities, our post-secondary and higher education graduate programs are structured as cohort models that provide a collaborative learning environment in a format designed for working professionals. Both our master’s degree in Student Development Administration and our doctoral program in Educational Leadership give students the opportunity to put learning into practice through service learning, internships, collaborative research, or graduate assistantships.  

Explore the possibilities:


Seattle University’s Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a specialization in adult, post-secondary and higher education prepares current and future leaders in higher education to lead transformative change. Using practical research and applied theories as tools for change, our doctoral student practitioners resolve problems of practice through collaboration with key stakeholders, including the university, the educational institution, the community and individuals.

 Learn more and apply by Dec. 1.

The College of Education’s nationally recognized master’s degree in Student Development Administration focuses on “education of the whole person” to prepare professionals to work with college students outside of the formal classroom in such areas as student activities, financial aid, student housing, recreational sports and advising for international students. The student development administration program at Seattle University cultivates an understanding of student diversity, values and capacity to adapt to specific educational environments. 

Learn more and apply by Dec. 1.