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Master of Science in Higher Education Program

School of Education

Inspire lifelong learning in adults

Get ready to excel as a leader in adults and postsecondary education. Our online Master of Science in Higher Education can help you apply leadership and administration skills, and knowledge of 21st century trends. With an emphasis on innovation, our curriculum offers a fresh perspective on meeting the educational needs and learning styles of a diverse population of adults.

Program specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Why choose Capella?

$3K toward your master's

Apply for the $3K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.

Maximize your transfer credits

You may be able to reduce tuition and time to complete your degree with up to 12 transfer credits.

Support every step of the way

Experts will support you throughout your degree program to help you meet challenges and reach your short- and long-term goals.

Customize your area of interest

The integrative studies specialization lets you choose six elective courses to customize your program to meet your professional goals.

Relevant blog posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

Quick Guide to Advanced Degrees for Careers in Higher Ed

Compare advanced degree and certificate program options for higher education administrators and professionals.

How Higher Ed Administrators Can Support a Changing Landscape

A Master’s in Higher Education Administration provides tools for keeping up with the changes.

How to Get a Job Teaching in Higher Education

Postsecondary teaching is a growing field. Here are four tips to guide your career search in higher education.

Other programs to explore

Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals.

MS

MS in Education Innovation and Technology

Impact your classrooms with technology—learn to integrate devices into course plans, teach innovative thinking through technology, and achieve digital transformation.

MS

MS in Education

Build on what you know and help students achieve while specializing in your chosen educational field—options include K-12 studies and early childhood education.

MED

Master of Education

Become a master educator through a series of foundational courses—paired with your choice of specialized courses—that teach the advanced skills you need to lead a modern classroom.

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.