Master of Education / Leadership in Higher Education
Northcentral University

Program Details

The Master of Education (MEd) 30 credit program is suited to students who want to combine a strong understanding of current theory and practice in education and/or organizational leadership with their personal needs and career focus. The Master of Education also provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for doctoral level study. Northcentral offers a standard MEd track with 13 specializations and an accelerated track with 2 specializations designed to be completed in only one year. (The PK-12 Principal Leadership specialization that prepares candidates to meet Arizona State certification requirements requires an additional 6 credit hours).

The Master of Education degree in Leadership and Higher Education at Northcentral University is an excellent choice if you are interested in pursuing a career as a higher education specialist or manager. You will develop a strong knowledgebase of the ins-and-outs of higher education as you explore a variety of topics specific to higher education, such as how higher education is organized, how it is financed, legal issues, and the history of higher education. You will also have the option to take an in depth look at community colleges, an important part of higher education. 

This specialization emphasizes application, and you will work One-to-One with experienced faculty in each of your courses to really focus on how you can apply what you learn to the real world as you continue to advance your knowledge and skills.


  • Admission to the Master of Education program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).