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Higher Education Fellowship

The Higher Education Fellowship links graduate study with a nine-month hands-on professional experience in a postsecondary institution.

Fellows will work in a campus office 25 hours per week, and will gain a broad understanding of current trends, leadership challenges, and opportunities to pursue social justice in higher education. Working side-by-side with skilled professionals, Fellows will develop leadership skills, organizational skills, and their own unique vision for how they can best contribute to the advancement of colleges and universities.

Fellows graduate with a Master of Education in Higher Education (M.Ed.) - preparing them to become administrative leaders in colleges or universities and work in a variety of roles supporting the advancement of higher education.

In 2014-2015, Higher Education fellows were placed in over 30 programs and services, such as:

  • Office of Residential Life, Merrimack College
  • Office of Student Involvement, Merrimack College
  • O’Brien Center for Student Success, Merrimack College
  • Stevens Service Learning Center, Merrimack College
  • Multicultural Affairs Office, Middlesex Community College
  • Career Development Office, Norther Essex Community College 


Our Fellows have landed the following positions:

  • Academic Support Counselor, Framingham State
  • Academic Advisor, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Coordinator of External Relations, Ariadne Labs of Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Admissions Operations Specialist, Mount Ida College 
  • Residential Learning Coordinator, Virginia Tech University *
  • Resident Director, Norwich University
  • Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs, Allegheny College
  • First Year Academic Counselor, Merrimack College
  • Associate Director of Admissions – American University of Antigua
  • Graduate Admissions Counselor, Regis College
  • Program Coordinator, Campus Life, Fairfield University
  • Coordinator of Career and Mentor Programs, Fitchburg State
  • Resident Director and Student Conduct Coordinator, Fisher College 
  • Senior Counselor, Summer Study Abroad Programs, Syracuse University





Who are our Fellows?

  • 47% acceptance rate for 2014-2015
  • Average Undergrad GPA, 2014-2015 Fellows: 3.5
  • Average graduate class size: 17
  • 2014-2015 Fellows come from 75 different colleges and universities






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