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M.Ed. Fellowships


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

Fellows work in a campus office 25 hours per week, and 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 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.

Learn more about our fellowship programs on our Follow a Fellow page! Check out our How to Apply page and Fellowship Information Video for more information on application requirements and deadlines. Is a fellowship right for you?

In 2016-2017, Higher Education fellows were placed in over 30 programs and services, such as:

  • The School of Education & Social Policy, Merrimack College
  • 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, Northern 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?

  • Average Undergrad GPA, 2016-2017 Fellows: 3.4
  • Average graduate class size: 17
  • 2016-2017 Fellows come from 48 different colleges and universities
  • 2016-2017 Fellows represent 22 states and 2 countries

Program Brochure

Take it to the next level - the graduate level - at Merrimack.