M.Sc. On Campus Online

Higher Education

University of North Dakota

24 months
23005 USD/year
17254 USD/year
11502 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Prepare for a career in administration or student services at a college or university with a Master of Science in Higher Education from University of North Dakota.


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.

Why Study Higher Education at University of North Dakota?

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.

  • Participate in a community of learners with students and faculty from diverse academic and professional backgrounds.
  • Develop, deliver and assess educational programs and student support services through coursework grounded in research and best practices.
  • 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 for professional positions in higher education and student affairs.
  • Complete a scholarly project based on your area of interest in higher education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Higher Education
  • Diversity Across Higher Education
  • The College Student
  • Collegiate Environments
  • Management of Higher Education
  • Program Development
  • College Students and the Law
  • Foundations of Educational Thought

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or at least 3.00 for the last two years. Typically, applicants with teaching experience in schools apply to the M.Ed. program, not the M.S. program.
  • Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the Graduate Catolog.
  • Students who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada are not required to submit the TOEFL.
  • All applicants are required to respond to essay questions provided in the application, submit a resume and writing sample.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23005 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17254 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11502 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Minnesota residents: 14,608.32 USD per year

Living costs for Grand Forks

1000 - 2180 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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