Program Overview

This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement.

Capella University's online Master's in Higher Education Administration degree program prepares you to assume a leadership role at the postsecondary level. Focusing primarily on theory and practical application, this program will bolster your grasp of history; politics and public policy; law and governance; finance and development; and program administration.

The Community College Leadership emphasis is geared toward community college educators whose primary goal is to accept a leadership position. You will be introduced to the philosophy, culture, and leadership qualities required of your field as well as the issues and trends of top community colleges.

Capella's Higher Education Program Administration Emphasis is designed for educators who are looking for flexibility in their higher education careers. Successful graduates will understand all the major divisions of higher education institutions as well as related topics including law and internal governance. In addition, you'll be able to apply theory to common, practical challenges faced by leaders in higher education.

Capella's Higher Education Administration degree program prepares you to lead effectively as a change agent of higher education. You'll also be able to harness the power of technology to implement data-driven decisions as well as manage resources and faculty.

Common jobs with an online Master's in Higher Education Administration include: enrollment services director, financial aid coordinator, enrollment manager, university or college registrar, director of recruitment, associate dean of student affairs, and adjunct or part-time faculty. Potential workplaces include: adult education program, community college, continuing education program, corporation, land-based or online college or university, military education, nonprofit organization, and vocational school.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org.
    • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

    Requirements

    Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

    Basic requirements for all programs:

    • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
    • Acknowledgement agreement
    • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
    • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
    • Minimum GPA as defined by your program

    Minimum level of education required:

    • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution

    School Overview

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers both foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so that what you’re learning in your courses is immediately applicable to your career goals.

    Respected programs that move you forward
    Organizations around the world have acknowledged Capella’s commitment to quality education with accreditations, state approvals, certifications, awards, recognitions, and designations. Right now, more than 37,000 students are expanding their opportunities with Capella programs. 

    Online education. Two ways.
    Our FlexPath format lets you set your own deadlines and move at your own pace. Our GuidedPath format offers extra structure for those who need it.

    Explore options in key professions

    • Analytics
    • Business
    • Counseling
    • Criminal Justice
    • Education (K–12 & Higher Education)
    • Emergency Management
    • Health Care Administration
    • Human Services
    • Information Assurance and Security
    • Information Technology
    • Nursing
    • Psychology
    • Public Administration
    • Public Health
    • Social Work

    Multiple ways to help you save

    • Employer and association discounts
    • Military discounts
    • Transfer credit
    • Scholarships
    • Streamlined programs
    • Guides (online resource)
    • Credit for real-world learning

    Online flexibility and personalized support 
    At Capella, online learning means you can take your courseroom anywhere, learning when and where it fits your life. And if you need backup, support services are available every step of the way.

    Ready to go further?
    Connect with an enrollment counselor to discuss your education options. Select a program of interest and request information about a degree program to advance your career.

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    Disclosure

    Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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