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MS Master of Science in Higher Education Higher Education Leadership and Administration specialization


Capella University's online Master's in Education Administration program is designed to position you for leadership at the postsecondary level. This program focuses on using both theory and practical application to 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 will 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 will 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.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

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Degree Outcomes

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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Career Outcomes

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.