Master - Education: Higher Education Leadership

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Are you a current education professional with the desire to become a leader in a public or private college or university? Northcentral University's Master of Education program in Higher Education Leadership could help you develop the administrative skills you will need to get started in this field. Read on for more information about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's Master of Education program in Higher Education Leadership is designed to help you enhance your management and leadership skills while developing a deeper understanding of higher education practices, structures, and issues. Specialization courses address education research methods, adult education practices, organizational theories, higher education costs and budgeting, the historical development of higher education, roles of higher education administrators, and educational leadership theories. Foundations coursework offers instruction in educational standards, policy development, current issues in the educational field, cultural diversity, and school/community relationships. In the final capstone course, you must complete a research project utilizing methods and tools learned throughout your courses.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Education program in Higher Education Leadership, you must have earned a bachelor's degree and should have an academic and professional background in education. Strong communication, decision making, and organizational skills are important.

What Are the Course Requirements?

As a student of Northcentral University's Master of Education program in Higher Education Leadership, you will be required to complete 30 credits to earn this degree. This Master of Education degree is designed to be completed in less than four years; however Northcentral University allows students five years to satisfy all requirements.

Courses for a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership

Course NumberCourse Title
Foundations Master of Education Courses
EDU 5000-8Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
ED 6001-8Educational Research
ED 6002-8Education Research Capstone
Specialization Courses(Select seven)
ED 6001-8Action Research for Education
ED 5038-8The Art and Science of Adult Education
LHE 5004-8The Organization of Higher Education
LHE 5005-8Exploring Legal Issues in Higher Education
LHE 5008-8Financial Issues in Higher Education
LHE 5009-8A History of Higher Education
LHE 5010-8Topics in Higher Education
LHE 5011-8Leadership for Higher Education
LHE 5013-8The Community College

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing Northcentral University's Master of Education program in Higher Education Leadership, you could seek employment in public or private two- or four-year colleges or universities. You could oversee or manage financial aid, admissions, registrars, continuing education programs, housing, or campus security. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Financial Aid Director
  • College Admissions Director
  • Administrator of Student Affairs