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

Next Start Date: October 30, 2023

Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits

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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.

Program Admission Considerations: All specializations require a bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping you identify and leverage opportunities to save money on your education. Get in touch with an Enrollment Specialist today at 888-968-5331 to learn more.
Our Enrollment Specialists 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.

Why earn your MS in Higher Education at Walden?

"My advisors and my instructors have all played an important role in my life by keeping me on the right track to finishing my degree."

Brittany Harris | MS in Higher Education Graduate

Enrollment Restrictions by State

Walden currently cannot enroll residents of the following states/districts into the MS in Higher Education: New Mexico.

Note on teacher licensure or certification: This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.


A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.