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 with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education program 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 with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education 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. 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 with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education, 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 with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education program, 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 with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 5000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
ED 5040 Leadership for Learning Communities
ED 5041 Adult Learning Strategies to Improve Organizational Efficacy
ED 5042Intercultural Communication
ED 5044Technology and a Vision for the Future
Specialization Courses
Select four courses from the following:
LHE 5004 The Organization of Higher Education
LHE 5005Exploring Legal Issues in Higher Education
LHE 5008Financial Issues in Higher Education
LHE 5009A History of Higher Education
LHE 5010Topics in Higher Education
LHE 5011Leadership for Higher Education
LHE 5013The Community College
Capstone Course
ED 6002 Action Research Project Capstone

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education program, 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