24 months
1600 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
1600 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
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The Lynch School of Education and Human Development’s M.A. in Higher Education at Boston College prepares you for entry-level and middle-management positions in student affairs and other professional areas within colleges, universities, community colleges, and policymaking organizations.


Depending on your interests and career goals, you can create a customized graduate degree by choosing from among four distinct concentrations: Administration, Student Affairs, International Perspectives, and Spirituality, Faith, and Formation.

Through area-specific coursework and a yearlong field experience, our M.A. program in Higher Education at Boston College will provide you with foundational knowledge about today’s higher education landscape, a sharper understanding of specific elements within the field, and the opportunity to put theory into practice and apply your skills in real-world settings.

During your time in the M.A. program, you’ll have the opportunity to gain experience in a range of academic and professional settings at BC and other institutions in the Boston area, one of the world’s hubs for higher education.

Learning Outcomes

You will acquire knowledge of the important issues facing higher education.

You will develop a grasp of foundational, methodological, and concentration content.

You will demonstrate competence in communication skills, cooperation and teamwork, work quality and quantity, and job knowledge as assessed in the Field Experience Performance Review and Development Plan.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • College Student Development
  • Higher Education in American Society
  • Assessment in Student Affairs 
  • Diversity in Higher Education: Race, Class and Gender
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Counseling Techniques in Higher Education, Communities, and Other Educational Settings
  • Student Affairs Administration 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling Admission until 8/1


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee of $75
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1600 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1600 USD per credit during 24 months.


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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