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Integrative Studies Specialization Master of Science in Higher Education

School of Education

Overview

Capella University's online Master's in Integrative Studies program prepares you to build a foundation in educational philosophy and assessment. To fit the unique needs of a diverse group of professionals, this program emphasizes a customized program of study. This allows you to select from a wide range of electives to build upon previous knowledge and personalize the program to fit your goals in higher education.

You will start working toward your goals right away by creating a professional development plan in your first course. By the end of the program, you will have compiled a professional portfolio that demonstrates your accomplishments and proves your understanding of concepts that qualify you for a career in higher education.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Integrative Studies from Capella, you'll learn to integrate effective teaching and learning knowledge and strategies in diverse professional settings and disciplines and apply leadership best practices based on research driven strategies that support change in educational environments. Additionally, you'll be able to apply concepts of diversity, ethics, and critical thinking and effectively communicate to solve problems and improve learning, productivity, and professional practice.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in Integrative Studies include director of education, program coordinator, education specialist, curriculum specialist, and adjunct or part-time instructor of education courses. 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.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

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Classes Start October 9th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$424 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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Grants

Grants are federal education funds that never need to be paid back. 

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Federal Work Study

This program provides part-time jobs to reduce your loan debt amounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

ED5012 Overview of Higher Education
ED5804 The Delivery of Distance Education
ED5016 Foundations of Higher Education Assessment and Evaluation

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.