MS – Integrative Studies
Capella University

Program Details

This online MS in Higher Education from Capella integrates a capstone project, along with your own, individually tailored curriculum. Whether there are areas you want to explore, or you have existing coursework that you want to wrap-up into a degree, this online program could be ideal. Educational philosophy and student assessment are foundational in the program which will also provide you theory, critical thinking, research and strategies to use in your career as an educator. Classes you’ll likely encounter include:
  • Survey of Research Methodology
  • Overview of Higher Education
  • Foundations of Higher Education Assessment and Evaluation
  • Introduction to Integrative Studies


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 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

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Additional Information

Capella University's Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through 2024.