Higher Education (M.S.)
Prepare for a career in administration or student services at a college or university.
Colleges and universities face complex challenges as they serve increasingly diverse student bodies in a competitive environment. By earning a master’s degree in higher education from the University of North Dakota you’ll be prepared for a variety of entry level and mid-management positions at educational institutions, government agencies and nonprofit institutions.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 2+ years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Higher Education at UND?
Our program develops students as scholar-practitioners. We challenge master's degree candidates to reflect critically about issues, problems and ethical concerns facing decision makers in higher education.
- Develop, deliver and assess educational programs and student support services through coursework grounded in research and best practices.
- Focus on learning how to analyze quantitative and qualitative research data to improve education outcomes.
- Apply theory to practice to demonstrate how organizations, culture and environment influence and shape student behavior.
- Take active learning roles through experiential opportunities designed to prepare graduates to work with Native Americans and other diverse populations. Our department's professors consult and serve on reservations in the region.