Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Education-Higher Education (M.Ed.)

Degree Program

College of Education

First Advisor

Karyn Rabourn

Academic Year



Men have historically outnumbered women in higher education until recent years. Research shows that women are not only more likely to enroll in college, but also are more likely to complete a degree than men. Increasing literature works to explain the potential factors that aid in explaining the gender gap in higher education. As college enrollment continues to decline, it is crucial to provide men with the interventions needed to guide their success. This project describes a semester-long educational program for first-year college men with the goal to educate them on male identities, barriers, and the skills needed to be successful in college.