Educational Administration, Area of Study in Higher Education, MA
Master of Arts Degree in Higher Education Administration
Why Pursue This Program
The online Master of Arts in Educational Administration with an area of study in Higher Education Administration is designed for those interested in administrative positions in higher education.
Students choose the Educational Administration, MA (Higher Education Administration) program because:
- Coursework is focused on leadership development and other areas related to higher education.
- Full-time faculty and administrators teach courses.
- The program can be completed in four semesters and two summer sessions.
- The ability to advance their career in areas such as student affairs, enrollment management, advising and student engagement.
Who would benefit from this program?
- Practitioners already working in higher education environments.
- Individuals currently in entry-level positions who want a master’s degree to support professional growth
- Individuals currently in a leadership role but who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills.
Career Outlook: Educational administrators oversee student services, academics and curriculum in schools and colleges. Typically, postsecondary education administrators need a master’s degree because employers prefer to hire candidates that have experience with the job duties listed above. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for Postsecondary Education Administrators is growing at 10%, which is faster than average.
More about the Department of Educational Administration:
The Department of Educational Administration has been a part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 1913. The faculty and staff are committed to preparing individuals to serve and lead educational organizations in the challenges facing 21st-century teaching and learning. Distance education is an essential part of the academic programs of the department, with a majority of the classes now available online. The department is constantly working to improve its efforts, both in terms of the developmental needs of students and in the quality of their academic work.
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.