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Higher Education Administration and Leadership

Royal Roads University

24 months
32615 CAD/year
25771 CAD/year
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In the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from Royal Roads University, you'll study theory and best practices unique to working in leadership roles in universities and colleges.

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Using a systems thinking approach, you'll consider the challenges that administrators and leaders face. And, you'll have the opportunity to propose strategic ways to solve these challenges.

You'll also critically assess research advances in the field of higher education leadership and prepare to put this knowledge into practice.

With a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership, you'll be prepared to lead meaningful change in complex and challenging educational environments.

Program outcomes

Once you've completed this Higher Education Administration and Leadership program from Royal Roads University, you'll have:

  • a systems thinking approach to strategically address current challenges and opportunities that post secondary institutions are facing
  • an enhanced understanding of higher education scholarship and how to apply theory to practice
  • the ability to engage in self-assessment and self-awareness to enhance your leadership skills, improve relationships and meet your professional goals

Our graduates find success in roles such as:

  • senior leadership in a university or college (e.g., vice president, director, coordinator, dean)
  • leadership and administration in student affairs, enrolment services, IT, advancement and business development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Link
  • Proposal Development for Educational Research
  • Higher Education Leadership in Times of Change
  • Approaches to Educational Research in Higher Education
  • Global and National Perspectives on Higher Education
  • New Models for Institutional Viability
  • Global Perspectives on International Education
  • Communication and Organizational Culture in a Globalized World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant, paid work experience within recognized higher education institutions (i.e., public or accredited colleges, universities, poly-techniques, or institutions providing formal tertiary programs), including some leadership* experience.

Tuition Fee

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    32615 CAD/year
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  • National

    25771 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25771 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
Living costs

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