M.S. in Higher Education - College Administration and LeadershipKaplan University

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M.S. in Higher Education - College Administration and Leadership

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that there will be a need for over 300,000 postsecondary teachers between 2010 and 2020 and just under 28,000 incremental higher education administrators within the same period.* A master's degree in higher education could help position you within this growing field.† Kaplan University’s Web-based program offers you an opportunity to earn your degree with the convenience and flexibility of studying on your schedule.  Choose from five areas of specialization designed to help you develop valuable expertise in specific areas of higher education administration: college administration and leadership, college teaching and learning, online college teaching, assessment and evaluation, and student services. And, if you are interested in the college teaching and learning or online college teaching specialization, Kaplan University offers seven additional instructional concentrations that give you the opportunity to complete credits in your chosen teaching field. Additionally, faculty members all have PhDs and bring years of educational and practical experience to classroom ensuring your knowledge is current and the experience is engaging. For over 75 years, Kaplan University has helped students meet their higher education goals, and we believe that with your talent, commitment, and a new degree, you can become empowered to pursue your career goals as well.

Explore the roles of institutional research and strategic planning as they relate to institutions of higher education. Examine various theories for development of a comprehensive student services program. Study to acquire the skills to measure student learning and evaluate academic programs in postsecondary educational settings, including the accreditation procedures and standards for online programs.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Postsecondary Education Administrators, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/management/postsecondary-education-administrators.htm; Postsecondary Teachers, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/Education-Training-and-Library/Postsecondary-teachers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

†Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required. College teaching requirements vary by institution and program. Students are responsible for verifying the requirements to teach in any program or institution of interest.

AccreditationKaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
RequirementsBachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Department of Education and cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 (out of 4.0).
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelMaster
LanguageEnglish