Masters-Higher-Ed-Leadership

Prepare to Advance with an Online Master’s in Higher Education Leadership

The MS in Higher Education Leadership program will prepare you for professional advancement in the higher education sector. Graduates will gain competencies and expertise in serving adults and other nontraditional students as well as assessment, accreditation and compliance, and diversity and inclusion in higher education. You will also be able to select one of the following areas of focus:

  • Student Services & Enrollment Management
  • Instructional Technology & Online Learning
  • Data Analytics
  • Development and Philanthropy
  • Organizational Leadership

What You Can Expect

  • Accelerated, online 7– and 8-week courses
  • Weekly, optional, live online sessions with your professors
  • The ability to finish your master’s in less than 18 months
  • Lively interaction with your fellow busy adult students and faculty
  • To gain expertise in serving adults and other nontraditional students, assessment, accreditation and compliance and diversity and inclusion that can be applied to your job on day one
  • Flexible formats that work around your busy schedule

 

Free Books:  New students who apply for the Summer 2021 semester can get free books for their first course. 

 

The program is ideal for higher education professionals and those in related fields who are interested in advancing their career in a wide range of areas, such as admissions, advising, advancement, faculty development and student services. 

 

Upcoming Start Dates

 

Summer 2021

  • Applications due: May 1, 2021
  • Classes start: May 21, 2021

Program at a Glance:

Credits:

30

Format:

100% online

Transfer Credits:

Up to 6 transfer credits can be applied to this degree

Estimated Tuition for Degree:

$23,160

($772 per credit x 30 credits)

See if you are eligible for a corporate discount

 

*Tuition is based on 2020-2021 tuition and does not include fees or books.

MS in Higher Education Leadership Curriculum

Total Credits: 30

Requirement PrerequisiteCredits
OLM 501Foundations of Contemporary Leadership Theory & Practice
3
OLM 503Applied Research MethodsOLM 501 must be completed or concurrently enrolled.3
OHL 510Theories of Adult and Non-Traditional Education 3
OHL 520Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Higher Education
3
OHL 530Assessment, Accreditation, and Compliance in Higher Education
3
OHL 540Developing Trends in Higher Education
3
 

Areas of Focus (student selects one)

  • Student Services & Enrollment Management
  • Instructional Technology & Online Learning
  • Data Analytics
  • Development and Philanthropy
  • Organizational Leadership

6
OHL 590Practicum/Capstone in Higher Education LeadershipAll prior courses must be completed; may be taken in same term as one other course in program.6
Total  30

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Synthesize and apply current leadership trends in higher education
  2. Develop and apply an assessment and learning framework
  3. Integrate current themes in social justice into higher education leadership roles
  4. Apply best practices in leadership and research into higher education leadership roles

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