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MA in Higher Education

Program Overview

A Degree to Help You Succeed at a Postsecondary Institution

Explore the various skills needed to excel in an administrative or managerial career at a higher education institution through a sociocultural focus. Practicum and project components allow you to concentrate on an area of interest.

Explore the various skills needed to excel in an administrative or managerial career at a higher education institution through a sociocultural focus. Practicum and project components allow you to concentrate on an area of interest.

At a Glance

$495

per credit hour

33

credit hours

24

months to complete

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As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.

Become a Leader in Higher Education

Prepare for a variety of careers at a postsecondary learning institution with the online Master of Arts in Higher Education program at Lindenwood University. Through this program, you will gain the knowledge needed for teaching college-level courses or administrative and managerial careers.

Our master’s in higher education 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 higher education degree program offers the ability to learn from interviews and videos featuring national experts in the field of higher education.

A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed

The 33-credit-hour master’s in higher education online program explores key topics that will help you become a leader in the field of higher education.

Nine credits explore educational research. An additional 24 credits teach you various subjects in higher education, including administration, student development, ethical decision-making, and social issues.

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Admission Requirements

To apply to our online higher education master’s degree program, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Current résumé
  • Letter of intent, 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 with a minimum GPA of 3.0

What It’s Like to Study Online

Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.

Find out more about what it’s like to study online at Lindenwood.

Online Student Life

Cost to Attend

We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our online higher education degree program is offered at just $495 per credit hour.

In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and U.S. military benefits.

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Program Outcomes

  • Effectively gather, assess, and interpret educational research for usage in the classroom and other practices
  • Understand the issues, practices, and policies in higher education, including curriculum, accreditation, and institutional planning
  • Exhibit ethical decision-making and leadership skills to improve higher education institutions

Career Outlook

Some of the potential career paths you may pursue after earning your master’s in higher education online include:

  • Postsecondary education administrator: $94,340
  • Training and development manager: $111,340

Median annual salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.

A master’s in higher education can be beneficial if you wish to pursue a career at a two- or four-year postsecondary institution. Much of the coursework focuses on the administrative aspects of higher education. A career in higher education can be rewarding as you will be helping others develop new skills to make an impact on society.

A master’s degree in higher education prepares you for several careers within a postsecondary institution. You may become a postsecondary teacher or administrator. Careers for graduates may include those in a college or university’s career services, admissions, or retention departments. In addition, the skills gained through the program can also be applied to a role as a training and development manager.

Yes, we accept up to 9 credits for transfer into this program. Transfer credits must be applicable to the curriculum, meet GPA requirements, and be from a regionally accredited institution.

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