Increasing numbers of students will be attending higher education institutions during the next decade, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.*

When you earn a master’s in higher education, you can gain skills and knowledge you need to develop and lead programs, services, and classes that can help students reach their full potential. Walden’s higher education master’s degree program can help you enhance your understanding of the higher education environment across a range of functions as you learn the latest strategies and technologies that can help you and the students at your institution succeed.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Apply an understanding of higher education systems, business principles, and student learning in solving institutional problems to drive institutional and student success.
  2. Make effective decisions based on critical evaluation of research and data.
  3. Articulate the perspectives and interests of multiple stakeholders.
  4. Choose leadership approaches appropriate to the culture of the organization.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to deploy resources to achieve intended results.
  6. Evaluate the potential impact of policies and processes on student outcomes.

*National Center for Education Statistics Fast Facts on the Internet at http://nces.ed.gov/fastFacts/display.asp?id=98.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

Choose Your Speed: Progress at Your Pace.

You can work toward your degree at a speed that fits your schedule. This program offers two speeds to complete your program, allowing you the flexibility to progress at a pace that’s right for you:

  • Traditional: Take one course at a time. Advance through the program steadily while managing other commitments.
  • Fast Track: Take two courses at once. Focus more time on the program and complete your degree sooner.

After the first course, you can take one course at a time, earn your degree faster by taking two courses at once, or choose a combination of the two throughout the program to fit your changing needs.


Heather McCarthy

Heather McCarthy

MSEd Graduate
I would not have been in the position that I was offered had I not completed my master’s degree through Walden.
Walden provides flexible online programs for working people.
“Studying with Walden has opened doors in terms of authentic application of my studies to my current teaching career. What I learned at Walden was truly utilized at my job.”
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Lori Todd
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