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Master of Science in Higher Education


Higher Education Leadership and Administration

You want to make a difference in education: Take that passion to an administrative level. Prepare to take your place as a leader with the online MS in Higher Education, Higher Education Leadership and Administration program from Capella University. The curriculum in this specialization can help you reach your potential and make an impact at the college level. Explore current theory and best practices to gain understanding of history, public policy, law and governance, finance and program administration. This program can help prepare you to advance in your career or pursue a doctoral degree.

Relevant course content

This program integrates current, recognized theory and practice to help you excel as a leader in higher education.

Professional development

Build the skills needed to support diversity, equity and ethical decision-making for academic excellence.

Management skills

Learn change management and personnel management practices that can help improve processes and operations in higher education.

Classes start May 10

Use the code WINTER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 4 Core courses
  • 4 Specialization courses
  • 3 Concentration courses
  • Capstone
  • 48 Total quarter credits
  • 12 Maximum transfer credits

91% of education alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.*

*Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2019–2020