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Master of Science in Higher Education Program

School of Education

Prepare to lead in the fields of adult and post-secondary education. Capella’s online MS in Higher Education degree program emphasizes innovation in education, and learning styles of adult learners.

Why Choose Capella?

Get ready to excel as a leader in teaching adults and post-secondary students with a Master's in Higher Education degree. Acquire and apply learning theory for diverse learners, leadership and administration skills, and knowledge of 21st century trends.

Gain Relevant, Applicable Skills

Every assignment, course, and program is designed to deliver the skills you can apply immediately for success in education.

Maximize Your Transfer Credits

You may be able to reduce tuition and time to complete your degree with up to 12 transfer credits.

Support Every Step of the Way

Experts will support you throughout your degree program to help you meet challenges and reach your short- and long-term goals.

Program Specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

Quick Guide to Advanced Degrees for Careers in Higher Ed

Compare advanced degree and certificate program options for higher education administrators and professionals.

How Higher Ed Administrators Can Support a Changing Landscape

A Master’s in Higher Education Administration provides tools for keeping up with the changes.

How to Get a Job Teaching in Higher Education

Postsecondary teaching is a growing field. Here are four tips to guide your career search in higher education.

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Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.