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MEd in Higher Education Administration

It’s never too late to alter your career path and gear up for a leadership role. If you’re drawn to the unique administrative challenges presented in higher education settings — from student affairs to legal and accreditation practices — Concordia can help you with the next step: earning your master’s degree. We teach our students to move forward with purpose, courage, and integrity while providing the knowledge needed to take your career where you want it to go.

Through Concordia’s MEd in Higher Education Administration, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of current issues, theories, and practices in higher education. You will also learn strategies for building consensus, creating change, promoting diversity, and influencing beneficial outcomes for students, families, and colleges and universities.

Accredited, nonprofit, and highly respected, Concordia’s online MEd programs reflect the same meaningful experience we’ve been delivering on campus since 1905. The convenience of 100 percent online, clearly defined coursework — paired with realistic deadlines— makes our programs ideal for busy lifestyles. And the potential career benefits — from higher pay to promotions — are second only to the reward of having a positive impact on your community and on the lives of students.

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NEXT START DATE
March 23rd
MODALITIES
Online
Program Length 1 Year
Credits 30 Credit Hours
Accreditation NWCCU
SCHOLARSHIPS* Up to $3,000
100% online
100% online (no in-person field work required)
One year
Earn your MEd in one year, one class at a time, with built-in breaks
Updated curriculum
Curriculum is up-to-date and relevant
NWCCU
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Respected
Concordia is one of the most respected names in learning today
Positive career benefits
87% of our online MEd grads report positive career benefits as a result of their degree
20,000-strong alumni
20,000-strong alumni network
Satisfaction
93% of our online MEd grads say they are satisfied with their overall academic program experience

MEd in Higher Education Administration Program Goals

In addition to meeting the objectives for all Concordia University MEd programs, successful candidates in the MEd in Higher Education Administration program will demonstrate skills in:
Promoting Innovative Solutions

Promoting Innovative Solutions

Develop an understanding of theories pertinent to adult development, student learning, and student affairs to promote innovative solutions to issues in higher education.

Understanding University Identity

Understanding University Identity

Develop an understanding of university identity through analysis of institutional profiles, including attention to university classification (public, private, faith-based, etc.), student profile, and mission/vision of the institution.

Embracing Diversity

Embracing Diversity

Recognize the crucial role of diversity in higher education, attending to the underrepresented needs of diverse college student populations.

Utilizing Research

Utilizing Research

Utilize research methodologies to evaluate program effectiveness, assess institutional strategic priorities, and analyze accreditation practices.

Demonstrating Ethical Practices

Demonstrating Ethical Practices

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and thoughtful application of legal and ethical practices relevant to professional role.

Influencing Beneficial Outcomes

Influencing Beneficial Outcomes

Reflect on and use abilities and opportunities to think strategically, build consensus, create change, and influence beneficial outcomes for students, families, communities, and the profession.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The MEd in Higher Education Administration program requires 30 credit hours

  • CORE COURSES
  • CAPSTONE
MEd in Higher Education Administration
27 credits

Please note: Completing a Master of Education degree program does not lead to state certification or licensure. The MEd is not designed or intended to lead in any way toward a teaching license, endorsement, or administrative credential.

MEd in Higher Education Administration Capstone
3 credits

Please note: Completing a Master of Education degree program does not lead to state certification or licensure. The MEd is not designed or intended to lead in any way toward a teaching license, endorsement, or administrative credential.

ON-CAMPUS/HYBRID OPTIONS

In addition to fully online, Concordia offers several Master of Education programs in an on-campus or hybrid format. See the options here.

Is the MEd in Higher Education Administration program right for me?

Consider choosing this path if:

  • You’re ready to think strategically, build consensus, and effect change to create beneficial outcomes for students, families, communities and the profession
  • You’re interested in the legal and ethical aspects of managing postsecondary education settings
  • You recognize the crucial role of diversity in higher education and want to serve the underrepresented

Still unsure? We know we offer a lot of programs! Let’s talk more about your professional and personal goals.

MEd in Educational Technology
I am more confident when I express my opinions in faculty meetings and accept leadership positions in educational activities.
TINA WILSON, MEd in Educational Leadership '10

CAREER OUTCOMES

See where an MEd focused on higher education administration could take you

In addition to potential benefits like increased salary and more self-confidence, an MEd could also expand your career opportunities within the education industry.

Potential careers include:

  • Student engagement specialist
  • Faculty affairs coordinator
  • University diversity specialist
  • Admissions director or assistant director
  • Student affairs director or assistant director
  • Student advising director or assistant director
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