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M.S. in Higher Education Leadership

Learning is a lifelong process. Even educators must keep up to date with emerging trends, demographics, and methods and strategies for serving students in a range of formats. Prepare to meet the demands of the rapidly changing higher education landscape with an online master’s in higher education leadership from Post University. Whether you’re seeking to enter or advance in the field, our program provides you with the specialized knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to lead institutions as a scholar and practitioner.


    Program Objective:

    To guide future scholars and practitioners to lead positive, long-lasting change in higher education.

    Program Description:

    Understand the challenges faced by administrators and students and learn to apply effective solutions through educational research, planning, methodology and design. Following the core coursework of our higher education administration program, you will select a four-course concentration in:

    • Student Affairs: This concentration prepares you to serve as a leader and administrator in student affairs. Coursework will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the adult learner, multiculturalism, student leadership development, and law and ethics.
    • Administrative Leadership:In this concentration, you will develop skills to serve as a leader and administrator in academic affairs. You will build a foundational knowledge of policy, politics and pressing issues; leadership in administrative services; organizational structure and governance; and the role of faculty in post-secondary education.

    Program Outcomes:

    Upon graduation, you will receive a Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership and be ready to pursue jobs in academic or student affairs. Graduates would be ready for positions or advancement in admissions, advising, career service, residence life, registrar’s offices, diversity programs, academic support, academic programs, and dean’s offices.

    The Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher’s license or TESOL certification. Professional credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html

    At Post University, we are committed to making students’ education a personal experience. We keep our class sizes small to encourage in-depth discussions and collaborative problem solving. As soon as you enroll, you’ll be matched with an academic advisor who will be there to discuss your college-to-career path.

    Contact us today to learn more about how our personal, hands-on approach to an education in higher education administration can help you achieve your goals.

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