Upper Iowa University

Division of Graduate Studies

Master of Higher Education Administration - Leadership emphasis



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Higher Education Administration - Leadership emphasis

Format: Online

Program Description:

Upper Iowa offers a Master of Higher Education Administration (MHEA) degree, which offers emphases in Community and Technical College Administration and Leadership. While complementary, the areas of emphasis are distinct. Skill and competence in specific educational administration areas are developed through individual and group assignments that combine theory with practical examples. Learners apply relevant theories to real-world higher education case study scenarios. The MHEA program is designed to strengthen the leadership skills for educational administrators.

The MHEA exposes learners to current theories, concepts and learning models necessary to assume leadership roles in higher education institutions. Upon successful completion of the MHEA, graduates will be positioned to make a significant contribution to their educational institutions.

The MHEA will prepare students to demonstrate specific knowledge in the field of higher education administration including the skills and techniques necessary to enable them to:

Assume leadership positions in higher education
Adopt best-practice skills and models in higher education finance, curriculum design, legal issues, and distance learning
Think critically and ethically about the purposes, design, functions and character of higher education organizations and their service to society
Develop effective decision-making, leadership, management, and analytical skills
Examine the issues of governance in higher education and institutional adaptation to the changing environment
Make substantive contributions to society through leadership positions in public, not-for-profit, and for-profit higher education institutions


The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Remote Rural Area

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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