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.
For current K-12 professionals interested in extending their education with a graduate degree. Capella University education programs do not lead to initial teacher licensure.
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
- Minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Capella University's Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through 2024.