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Higher Education Leadership and Administration
Master of Science in Education

Want to make a difference in education? Take your passion to an administrative level with the online MS in 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

Learn to excel in higher education through coursework that integrates current, recognized theory and practice.

Professional development

Build skills to support diversity, equity and ethical decision-making to promote academic excellence.

Management skills

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

This program is currently not approved for federal financial aid by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

Classes start July 8

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 4 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • 1 Elective course
  • Capstone
  • 46 Total quarter credits (12 Max transfer)

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won’t pay more than $12,000* in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Education Higher Education Leadership and Administration degree?

Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in Education, Higher Education Leadership and Administration degree.

Job titles to explore*

  • Academic coordinator
  • Admissions counselor
  • Campus director
  • Dean of students
  • Director of admissions
  • Director of financial aid
  • Director of residence life
  • Director of student services
  • Director of student success
  • Program director
  • Registrar

Employment settings to explore*

  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Community colleges
  • Educational support services

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.