LET US HELP
Welcome to Capella
Select your program and we'll help guide you through important information as you prepare for the application process.
As an educator, you go the extra mile to help students reach their fullest potential. The MS in Higher Education program at Capella is designed to strengthen your fundamental skills and help build your expertise in one of two specializations.
The MS in Higher Education program is designed for educators who want to develop advanced skills and knowledge in theory and practice. Your chosen specialization will help prepare you to meet specific challenges in the field of higher education.
As an MS in Higher Education student, you’ll begin with core courses that lay the foundation for your program and develop skills in key areas of the field. From there, you’ll move into coursework for your chosen specialization to grow your expertise and advance toward your final project.
Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Accreditation and recognitions provide assurance that we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all our accreditations and recognitions.
Applicants to the MS in Higher Education program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
View full admission requirements for each specialization: Adult Education, Higher Education Leadership and Administration
The total cost of your master’s program will depend on your specialization, scholarships and finances, transfer credits, academic performance and other factors.
Find detailed tuition information and cost scenarios for each specialization: Adult Education, Higher Education Leadership and Administration
Every journey to a master’s degree is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to build expertise for the next phases of your career in higher education.*
*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.
The integrative studies specialization lets you choose six elective courses to customize your program to meet your professional goals.
Experts will support you throughout your degree program to help you meet challenges and reach your short- and long-term goals.