The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of professional positions in higher education will continue to experience strong growth. Additionally, a presidential commitment to ensuring that the United States has the world’s best-educated workforce by 2020 is placing increasing pressure on higher education institutions to meet this goal.* 

Whether you are a recent college graduate, a career changer, or a faculty or staff member currently working in higher education, the MS in Higher Education can help you prepare to teach or to manage functional areas in this challenging field.

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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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