Students in the UMass Amherst Higher Education program aspire to be leaders in higher education, revolutionizing the field by working for social justice and equity in educational institutions.

Higher Education students engage deeply with scholarship in rigorous programs that approach the study of higher education topics through lenses of critical theory and social justice. They are critical thinkers who are dedicated to challenging systems of oppression that limit access to colleges and universities.

Our graduates pursue careers as administrators, faculty, researchers, policy analysts, and student affairs professionals in colleges, universities, and state and federal agencies devoted to post-secondary education.