Opportunities for postsecondary teachers, administrators, and student services personnel are expected to increase between 2016 and 2026.* The Master of Science in Higher Education is designed to prepare you to pursue leadership positions in colleges, community colleges, universities, and technical and vocational centers. Your master's degree may help you qualify for positions such as†:
- Department or division chair
- Opportunities in institutional research, assessment, or staff development
- Supervisory roles such as director of admissions, advising, student life, or student services
Note: Most institutions require individuals teaching at the collegiate level to have the minimum of either a master’s degree in their teaching field or a master’s degree in higher education and 18 semester hours (27 quarter credit hours) of graduate coursework in their teaching field.