M.A. Online

Organizational Leadership (Higher Education - Student Services)

Lewis University

24 months
700 USD/credit 12600 USD/year
700 USD/credit 12600 USD/year
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An effective leader understands how each person plays a contributing role in an organization's success. Lewis University's online M.A. in Organizational Leadership (Higher Education - Student Services) is the key to unlocking the potential of your own leadership abilities, so you can impact your team, your business and your career. 


Lewis University's online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (Higher Education - Student Services) will help you take your career in postsecondary education to the next level and enable you to make a lasting, positive impact on the students you work with. Acquiring new skills in planning and organization will ensure that you enjoy a long and successful career in the student services field.

The program delves into the skills needed to effectively manage student services, advising and assisting traditional and non-traditional students through courses related to higher education organizational leadership, such as:

  • The higher education mission and the institution-student relationship, along with relevant laws, standards and ethics
  • Planning, scheduling, staffing, and budgeting of student services programs using the Bryson model of strategic planning
  • Serving a culturally and demographically diverse student body, including non-traditional and international students
  • Effective team development and management to create a staff that anticipates and meets students' needs

The value of an advanced education and expertise is understood and appreciated in higher education, so a master's degree is a significant advantage for those seeking these types of non-academic-related positions in the postsecondary education field. In fact, many of these roles require individuals to hold a master's.

Careers in Student Services

Coordinating student services that fulfill students’ needs and expectations is becoming increasingly complex. The average student body is ever more diverse with demand for higher education growing in every sector of society. Specialized training in higher education student services will prepare you to fulfill any number of roles within a college or university’s student affairs departments.

A career in student services means combining superior organizational skills with a talent for communication and a passion for serving others. College can be an exciting, confusing, and stressful time for many students. Developing ways to help them make a smooth transition to college life can make a big difference in student success, retention, and graduation rates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership: Theories, Practices and Context 
  • Assessing Leadership Skills 
  • Leading Change 
  • Ethics, Integrity and Social Responsibility 
  • Conflict Management 
  • Psychology of Motivation 
  • Workplace Research: Critical Thinking and Decision Making 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Complete an application for graduate admission, including a non-refundable application fee.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college/university attended.
  • Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0 (conditional admission available to those with GPA < 3.0 (Effective for fall 2013)
  • Submit a professional resume.
  • Provide two recommendation forms.
  • Complete an admission checklist.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 700 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 700 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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