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Higher Education, M.Sc.

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University rank #301 (ARWU) Online
In Drexel's accredited Master of Science in Higher Education, you'll undergo rigorous preparation to lead complex administrative and management positions in university and college offices, national and international associations and organizations, government agencies, foundations, and corporations in the U.S. and around the world.

About

The fast-expanding field of higher education offers countless opportunities for professionals with exceptional leadership skills and expertise. In Drexel's accredited Master of Science in Higher Education, Drexel University Online, you'll undergo rigorous preparation to lead complex administrative and management positions in university and college offices, national and international associations and organizations, government agencies, foundations, and corporations in the U.S. and around the world.

The experiential curriculum provides a thorough overview of education from the colonial era to present day virtual models and examines the organizational and administrative structure of institutional hierarchy. You'll explore the connection between the university and the community it serves, and acquire practical skills using the latest learning technologies and strategies, research, software applications, and management systems.

Optional Secondary Concentrations

  • Community College Administration and Leadership

  • Educational Policy

  • Enrollment Management

  • Global and International Education

  • Learning Technologies

  • Student Development and Affairs

Capstone Project

The capstone component of the program, a graduate co-op with portfolio, offers invaluable career preparation. You'll undertake an action-research project in which you're challenged to apply your newfound knowledge to identifying and resolving a real-life issue in a professional setting.

The Dragon Mentoring Program

New students are offered the option to be paired with a more advanced or knowledgeable member of the higher education community creating an invaluable source of support and networking opportunity.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Higher Education
  • Governance, Management & Administration in Higher Education
  • Student Development & Customer Service Management
  • Higher Education Law
  • Managing Campus Operations
  • Introduction to Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program.
  • Resume

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    949 USD/credit
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  • National

    949 USD/credit
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Funding

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