PACE Master's Degree - Higher Education and Organizational Change Theme

Students who are interested in the organization and administration of postsecondary institutions may find that this theme addresses their professional and career goals.

Students wishing to specialize in Higher Education and Organizational Change must complete the PACE core courses, culminating experience, and 25 additional credits. Please work with your advisor to choose your elective credits (see Program of Study page).

These courses are highly recommended for the Higher Education and Organizational Change theme:


  • ELP 527 Legal Issues in Higher Education 
  • ELP 528 Leadership in Postsecondary Education
  • ELP 538 Contemporary Issues in Postsecondary Education

These courses are complementary to the recommended courses, although you may choose electives outside of the theme, including outside of the ELP department:



  • ELP 533 Planning and Budgeting in Postsecondary Education
  • ELP 536 Postsecondary Curriculum
  • ELP 537 Policy and Governance in Postsecondary Education
  • ELP 541 The Community College