Increasing numbers of students will be enrolling in higher education degree programs during the next decade, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.1

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.

 

Curriculum by Specializations

Walden’s MS in Higher Education program offers a variety of specializations to help you meet your personal and professional goals. Learn more about each specialization and its related curriculum:

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Walden online Master’s in Higher Education degree program can gain the knowledge and skills needed 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.

Career Impact

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of positions in higher education will grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.2 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.

Expand Your Career Options

Choose from a range of careers in higher education institutions and in organizations that support higher education, which may include:

  • Admissions
  • Academic advising
  • Academic affairs
  • Academic programs
  • Community education
  • Corporate training
  • Distance learning
  • Diversity management
  • Enrollment management/student recruitment
  • Facilities management
  • Faculty development
  • Finance
  • Financial aid
  • Human resources
  • Institutional advancement
  • Institutional research
  • Marketing
  • Military education
  • Registrar
  • Residential life
  • Retention
  • Student affairs
  • Student services

 

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.

FAQ About Walden’s Online MS in Higher Education Program

Testimonials

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.
Lori Todd MSEd Graduate
Lori Todd
Melville Richardson MSEd Graduate
Melville Richardson
Sandra Tolbert MSEd Graduate
Sandy Tolbert

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.

1http://nces.ed.gov/fastFacts/display.asp?id=98

2www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/postsecondary-teachers.htm#tab-6

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