24 months
816 USD/credit 12240 USD/year
816 USD/credit 12240 USD/year
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Prepare to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing higher education environment with a master's degree in higher education leadership. We offer a master degree in Higher Education Leadership at the Widener University. 


Widener University’s master’s program in Higher Education Leadership prepares you to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing higher education environment, with specific focus on either higher education leadership or student affairs leadership.

If you currently work in higher education and want to advance your career or are looking to transition from another career path, our graduate program builds your leadership capabilities to work in areas such as student affairs, enrollment management, institutional effectiveness, faculty professional development, institutional advancement, resource development, governance, and administration.

Career Growth & Change

  • Most students have been in their professional roles for a few years and enroll because they want to advance in their career and further develop their leadership capacity by growing professionally through the master’s program. 
  • In addition, the program serves students transitioning to higher education from other careers paths.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Applications of Educational Research 
  • Administration in Higher Education 
  • Organization and Governance in Higher Education 
  • Institutional Effectiveness in Higher Education 
  • History of Higher Education 
  • Current Issues in Higher Education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We accept applications for students to begin in the fall, spring, or summer terms. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Widener University and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the application form.
  • Submit a resume.
  • Submit a personal statement.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from colleagues, supervisors, or college professors.
  • Have an official transcript sent from all previous graduate and undergraduate programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 816 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 816 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chester

1000 - 1500 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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