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Explore our Online MS in Higher Education

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.

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General Program and Specializations

Adult Learning

Explore emerging theories, research, and best practices that can be applied to create effective education experiences for this unique population of learners.

College Teaching and Learning

Examine the major steps in the teaching and learning process: planning, developing, and facilitating learning experiences and assessing outcomes.

Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing

Learn to develop strategies—using all types of communication tools—that attract students and promote your institution.

Global Higher Education

Broaden your understanding of global trends and issues in higher education.

Leadership for Student Success

Gain the tools you need to develop and measure programs that support student success.

Online and Distance Learning

Explore the most current online technologies to support student learning and organizational effectiveness.

General Program

Explore educational strategies and management principles that could help you address today’s most pressing issues facing higher education institutions and improve organizational and student success.

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations: A bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of Walden’s online Master’s in Higher Education program, you’ll be prepared to:

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

With more people seeking higher education to meet their career goals, demand for postsecondary teachers is on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of these professionals is projected to grow 9% through 2029.2

With the versatile MS in Higher Education degree, you’ll be ready to pursue a variety of hands-on and leadership roles in academia, business, and government. Gain the skills and confidence to expand your career possibilities and make a positive impact for your organization.

An MS in Higher Education prepares you for job roles such as:4 

  • Administrator
  • Professional developer and trainer
  • Academic director
  • Research and planning director


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