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Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership

Rise from the Ranks in Higher Education Leadership

Learning is a lifelong process. Even educators must keep up to date with emerging trends, demographics, and methods and strategies for serving students in a range of formats. Prepare to meet the demands of the rapidly changing higher education landscape with an online master’s in higher education leadership from Post University. Whether you’re seeking to enter or advance in the field, our program provides you with the specialized knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to lead institutions as a scholar and practitioner.

Program Highlights

In this program, you will prepare to respond to the various challenges faced by higher education leaders today and in the future. Core coursework will explore leadership and change management theory, analysis of demographic trends, assessment and evaluation practices, delivery of all aspects of student services, and solving problems of practice. Through research-based projects and lively class discussions, you will:

  • Identify and discuss the history, philosophy, and changes in trends in higher education
  • Analyze and critique the policies and laws that shape and govern contemporary practices in institutions of higher education
  • Develop the awareness and skills necessary to practice social justice and demonstrate cultural competency in higher education
  • Evaluate and analyze ethical standards and decision-making practices as related to higher education administration

Following your studies, you will demonstrate mastery of educational research, planning, methodology and design as you work toward the completion of an applied project in your capstone courses.


For Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes visit the University Catalog >>


At Post University, we understand many of our students are also working professionals, who need options and support to succeed in school. That’s why we offer 100 percent online courses to fit your schedule. We also offer fully online education programs that provide the same level of personal attention and investment in your goals. We offer one-on-one academic advising to assist you with any questions, help you customize your degree with a concentration, and help guide your pursuit in higher education jobs upon graduation.


Online MS in Higher Education Leadership Concentrations


Administrative Leadership

In this concentration, you will develop skills to serve as a leader and administrator in academic affairs. You will build a foundational knowledge of policy, politics and pressing issues; leadership in administrative services; organizational structure and governance; and the role of faculty in post-secondary education.

Student Affairs

This concentration prepares you to serve as a leader and administrator in student affairs. Coursework will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the adult learner, multiculturalism, student leadership development, and law and ethics.


Lead change and enrich the lives of others, as well as your own. Contact us  to enroll in Post University’s higher education leadership online degree program today.

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