MS Master of Science in Higher Education Higher Education Leadership and Administration specialization
Position yourself for leadership at the postsecondary level with an online Master's Higher Education Leadership and Administration specialization that's designed around recognized professional standards. By choosing an emphasis in Higher Education Program Administration or Community College Leadership, you'll focus your studies on building skills that align with your career goals. You'll start working toward those goals right away by creating a professional development plan in your first course. Using both theory and practical application, you'll strengthen your understanding of history; politics and public policy; law and governance; finance and development; and program administration.
Community College Leadership emphasis
The Community College Leadership emphasis is designed to prepare community college educators for leadership roles. You'll be introduced to the philosophy, culture, leadership attributes, and issues and trends of the comprehensive community college.
Higher Education Program Administration emphasis
The Higher Education Program Administration emphasis is designed for educators who desire flexibility in their higher education careers. You'll be introduced to the major divisions of higher education institutions and to related topics including law and internal governance. In addition, you'll apply theory to common, practical challenges faced by leaders in higher education.
This specialization is not designed to satisfy licensure requirements for P–12 public school teachers or administrators.
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With your Master's in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from Capella, you'll learn to communicate and collaborate effectively as a leader in higher education, apply technology to implement data-driven decisions, and manage resources and change in organizations of higher education. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
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Common jobs with an online Master's in Higher Education Leadership and Administration include enrollment services director, financial aid coordinator, enrollment manager, university or college registrar, director of recruitment, associate dean of student affairs, and adjunct or part-time faculty. Potential workplaces include: adult education program, community college, continuing education program, corporation, land-based or online college or university, military education, nonprofit organization or vocational school.
Capella also provides you the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific knowledge area by earning a program concentration that will be included on your transcript and can enhance your career opportunities.
To learn more, call 1.866.933.5842 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.