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Higher Education Leadership

Northwest Missouri State University

12 months
7797 USD/year
7797 USD/year
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Welcome to the Higher Education Leadership program at the Northwest Missouri State University. This academic program is very unique in philosophy, concept, and delivery.


We believe that higher education leaders should be equipped with a firm understanding of leadership, culture, and teamwork in order to lead complex organizations and implement a myriad of administrative responsibilities.

We understand that adults learn best when new theories, concepts, and information are integrated into familiar contexts, when there are ongoing opportunities for collaboration and discourse, and when the "big picture" is always present. Consequently, the program's learning model is cohort-based and content is built around broad themes that encompass components of the complex organization we know as higher education.

This program in Higher Education Leadership at the Northwest Missouri State University is offered in the blended model: 7-8 face-to-face meetings each term with online attendance throughout the entire term. Opportunities for program specialization are available through electives incorporated into the program.

Individuals currently holding, or interested in, leadership positions in higher education will find this program flexible and accommodating to their needs.

Career Opportunities in Higher Education

  • The higher education leadership profession encompasses a wide range of duties and skill sets. The profession requires skill and experience in working with people within an academic community with specialized skill sets in finance and personnel management as well as public relations, technology transfer, and strategic planning. 
  • A wide range of administrative and management positions comprise the profession including the following: curriculum development, student support and guidance, student advisement, assessment and management, student recruitment and admissions, research support, publications, management information and statistics, alumni relations, and international student services, as well as external relations.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Leadership Issues in Higher Education 
  • Higher Education Administration 
  • College Students in America 
  • Law, Policy, and Finance in Higher Education 
  • Introduction to Institutional Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates are required to hold a bachelors degree from an accredited institution; no other certification is required. Successful applicants must have at least a 2.75 GPA at the undergraduate level.
  • Verbal and quantitative added together must equal at least 280; 3.5 on analytical writing assessmentFor those candidates who have taken the GMAT, scores of 440 and higher are accepted.
  • All students are required to have a completed Approved Program Form during the first semester of the program.
  • To meet exit comprehensive requirements, program members are required to submit a completed portfolio and field study in their last semester of coursework for evaluation by a faculty panel. Those students who have successfully completed all course work, portfolio and field study requirements will be approved for graduation.

Tuition Fee

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    7797 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7797 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7797 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7797 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Maryville

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


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Updated over a year ago

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