Higher Education Administration, MA
Make an Impact on Higher Learning
Prepare for a variety of careers at a postsecondary learning institution with the online Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration program at Lindenwood University. Through this online master’s in higher education program, you will gain the knowledge needed for teaching college-level courses or administrative and managerial careers.
Our master’s in higher education online program helps you develop leadership, advocacy, interpersonal, and organizational skills. As you discover how to succeed at a two- or four-year school, you will explore how to incorporate instructional technologies and outstanding teaching strategies into the higher education setting.
Additionally, our online master’s degree in higher education offers the ability to learn from interviews and videos featuring national experts in the field of higher education.
Program at a Glance
Cost per Credit
Your online master’s in higher education administration degree coursework can deepen your approach to teaching or to oversight of educational programs within post-secondary administration. Advance your approach as an educator or administrator through primary focuses across leadership, enhanced through topical studies in the following areas:
- Leadership, EdD Curriculum & Instruction Emphasis
- Public Policy in Higher Education
- Governance, Management, and Administration in Higher Education
- Outcomes Assessment and Instructional Improvement
Graduates can take on the rewarding challenges of teaching or administration at the post-secondary education level. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), post-secondary education teachers can earn a median annual salary of $79,640, while post-secondary education administrators earn $96,910 annually.
For admission to your program, you will need to complete your online application and submit the following documents:
- Online Application
- Letter of intent/personal statement, including a personal statement regarding your interest in the program and career goals
- Official undergraduate transcript(s) as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended
- Transcripts demonstrating completion of undergraduate degree in related field with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in all major coursework.
- The official results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be required if GPA is below 3.0.
- Contact information for three academic and/or professional references.
- 1,000-word statement of purpose describing applicant’s goals.
- Specific deliverables depending on area of study, such as a writing sample and/or portfolio of work.
The cost per credit hour for this program is $551. Besides affordable tuition, we offer a generous transfer policy of up to nine credits toward your degree completion to further offset tuition costs—to save you time and money on your education!
Frequently Asked Questions
A Master of Arts in Education emphasizes practical skills and subject-specific focuses, whereas a Master of Education takes a wider-scope approach, preparing educators more broadly to understand and critically evaluate the practice of education.
An online master’s in higher education at Lindenwood can develop you in areas from leadership to instructional approaches to curriculum design and much more.
A degree in higher education can prepare you to pursue post-secondary teaching or administration career paths. Not to mention, earning your online master’s in higher education at Lindenwood can give you flexibility in balancing your learning goals with your other commitments.
Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?
Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community.
We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.
We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.
Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.
We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.
We are committed to helping you succeed.
Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.