Master of Science in Higher Education - Online

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  • Objectives
    A master's degree is essential if you want to advance your career in postsecondary education institutions. Our innovative Web-based Master of Science in Higher Education program offers you an opportunity to earn your master's degree online from an accredited institution.* Choosing an accredited institution like Kaplan University is important because it signifies that you are earning a degree from a school that meets rigorous standards of quality and consistency. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of online learning while you study to maximize your career choices and strengthen your knowledge and skills as a practitioner of higher education.
  • Course description

    The Master of Science in Higher Education program stresses the practical knowledge, critical thinking, research, and writing skills needed by leaders in today’s colleges and universities. Whether your interests are in administration, teaching, student development, or other areas within higher education, you will have the opportunity to work closely with your instructors and other students who share your interests. Engage in high-quality learning activities led by distinguished faculty members who are dedicated to helping you pursue your educational goals. In highly interactive online courses, you will:

        * Learn how multicultural and diversity issues affect student development in higher education
        * Examine how technology, public policy, and financing issues affect a student’s ability to attend college
        * Explore the historical development of colleges and universities in the United States and the organizational principles that guide them


    Courses      Credits
    Foundations of Higher Education     5
    Higher Education Laws and Regulations     5
    Higher Education Organization and Governance     5
    Multiculturalism and Diversity in Higher Education     5
    Higher Education Finance     5
    Research Methods in Higher Education     5
    Specialization Courses*     20 or 30

    *Nonthesis-track students choosing the college teaching and learning specialization, the college administration and leadership specialization, or the online college teaching specialization will complete 20 quarter credits of specialization courses for a program total of 50 quarter credit hours. Nonthesis-track students choosing the student affairs specialization will complete 30 quarter credits of specialization courses for a program total of 60 quarter credit hours.

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