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MS in Higher Education

Become a leader in the classroom.

Learn to develop and lead programs, services, and learning experiences that can help students realize their full potential.

In our MS in Higher Education program you can:

  • Choose from two speeds to completion, to fit your schedule.
  • Pick a specialization that aligns with your career goals.
  • Gain knowledge about the latest strategies and technologies used to promote student success.

Fast Facts

Limited-Time Offer: $1,500 grant for eligible students
Next Start Date: July 3, 2017
Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits

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Courses, Admissions, and Financial Aid

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Analyze instructional strategies and management principles that will help you address today’s most pressing issues facing higher education institutions.
Examine the major steps in the teaching and learning process: planning, developing, and facilitating learning experiences and assessing outcomes.
Learn to develop strategies that attract students and promote your institution. Explore all facets of the enrollment management process, including obtaining financial aid and helping students stay committed to their educational goals.
Broaden your understanding of global trends and issues in higher education. Discover strategies for serving international students and approaches to program planning and management.
Gain the tools you need to develop and measure programs that support student success, and improve engagement, retention, and educational achievement of today’s diverse student populations.
Learn how distance learning technology can be used to manage effective online programs and to assess their value for students with varied learning styles.

Choose Your Speed: Progress at Your Pace

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This program offers two speeds to completion, allowing you the flexibility to progress at a pace that’s right for you. After the first course, you can take one course at a time, earn your degree faster by taking two courses at once, or choose a combination of the two throughout the program to fit your changing needs.

More about our MS in Higher Education program

An MS in Higher Education degree will allow you to further your experience as a specialized teacher, or in departments of organizations such as:*

  • Admissions
  • Community education
  • Institutional research
  • Residential life
  • Student affairs

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

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The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness.

Why earn your MS in Higher Education at Walden?

Jennifer Leach

"Thanks to my Walden education, I am an effective administrator who enjoys facilitating professional development."

Abigail Enz-Doerschner | MSEd Graduate

Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. As a recognized standard of excellence in professional education for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other preK–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures that the institution has met rigorous national standards set by the profession and members of the public. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to preK–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Walden offers both state-approved educator licensure programs as well as programs and courses that do not lead to licensure or endorsements. Prospective students must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling. For more information, please refer to www.waldenu.edu/edulicensure.

Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits. 

Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6275 or prof.educ@k12.wa.us to determine whether Walden’s programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.