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

Next Start Date: May 8, 2017

Duration: 24 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits

Choose from our General Program, or specializations below:

  • Adult Learning
  • College Teaching and Learning
  • Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing
  • Global Higher Education
  • Leadership for Student Success
  • Online and Distance Learning

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

 
  • Career Options

    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.

  • Entry Requirements

    A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into the MS in Higher Education 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.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the MS in Higher Education 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. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

  • Accreditations

    NCATEThe 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?

 
  • Learn With Leaders

    Walden is the choice for more than 100 state teachers of the year.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Relevant Curriculum

    Coursework is based on the latest research and current best practices.


 

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.

Testimonials

 
 
 

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

Abigail Enz-Doerschner | MSEd Graduate