Help students reach their full potential by advancing your knowledge and skills with our master’s in higher education program.
When you earn an online Master of Science (MS) in Higher Education degree, 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 online master’s in higher education degree 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.
Graduates of the Walden online Master’s in Higher Education degree program can gain the knowledge and skills needed to:
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.2 3
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.
Choose from a range of careers in higher education institutions and in organizations that support higher education, which may include:
Find detailed information for the Adult Learning specialization of this program, or all other specializations of this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.
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:
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.
Walden offers both state-approved educator licensure programs as well as programs and courses that do not lead to licensure or endorsements. Prospective students must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling. For more information, please refer to www.WaldenU.edu/educlicensure.
Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification
This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
1National Center for Education Statistics Fast Facts on the Internet at http://nces.ed.gov/fastFacts/display.asp?id=98.