Master of Science in Higher Education
An Accelerated Path into Higher Education
US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Education 2011
The fast-expanding field of higher education offers countless opportunities for professionals with exceptional leadership skills and expertise. As a career path into this dynamic field, Drexel's Master of Science in Higher Education (HE) offers an invaluable credential of leading-edge learning from one of the nation's top providers of educational programs. Graduates undergo rigorous preparation to lead complex administrative and management positions in university and college offices, national and international associations and organizations, government agencies, foundations, and corporations in the U.S. and around the world.
The Master of Science in Higher Education degree program offers small classes taught by world class faculty with extensive higher education experience. The blended delivery format (face-to-face, in field and online) emphasizes collaboration, personalized attention, state of the art technology, access to higher education leaders in the Sacramento Region, and hands-on research and work is what makes Drexel University the right choice to accelerate your career.
The 45-credit program consists of 14 courses and is delivered in a blended online/on-campus weekend Friday and Saturday format at Drexel's Graduate Center in Sacramento, CA.
Students take a primary concentration in Administration and Organizational Management and can select a secondary concentration from one of the following areas:
* Enrollment Management
* Institutional Research
* Academic Development, Technology, and Instruction
* Student Development and Affairs
* Community College Administration and Leadership
The objective of the program is to develop self-motivated leaders who can communicate effectively and work collaboratively within the broadest context of a higher educational community. The capstone component of the HE, a graduate co-op with portfolio, offers invaluable career preparation. Students undertake an action-research project in which they are challenged to apply their newfound knowledge to identify and resolve a real-life issue in a professional setting.
Careers in higher education administration rank high are competitive in terms of salary, professional development, and room for innovation. For those interested in maximizing their potential in this rewarding field, HE offers a distinguished credential that is also an ideal foundation for doctoral study.
Two higher education certificate programs are also offered at the Graduate Center:
* Certificate in Community College Administration and Leadership
* Certificate in Student Development and Affairs
Both programs result in a Drexel University credential, acknowledging the completion of a series of courses leading to a body of knowledge in a specific area. A certificate student may consider matriculation into the graduate program upon the successful completion of the certificate and all other graduate admissions requirements.
- Students who do not select a secondary concentration from this selection may choose three educational elective courses of their choice.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation-CHEA
International Student Requirements:
- Minimum TOEFL – 580/237 – iBT scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores
- I-20 Application and supporting financial documents
- International transcript evaluation