Higher Education Student Affairs, MS Ed

Master of Science in Education Degree in Higher Education Student Affairs

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 36
  • $315.00
  • $504.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Higher Education Student Affairs, Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) degree is designed for college graduates who would like to advance their careers in their college or university setting by developing knowledge and skill-based training. 

This program will:

  • Prepare students for a variety of functions and roles at universities and colleges.
  • Equip students with knowledge on how to provide programs, experiences and services that cultivate the most enriching college for student growth, learning and success.
  • Place an emphasis on student development.
  • Provide counseling approaches to support students at every point in their college experience.

Career Outlook: As more and more individuals search for post-secondary education, the demand for education administrators is expected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics and faculty research at colleges and universities all over the U.S.

The program is designed to prepare practitioners for careers in: 

  • Student affairs at community colleges
  • Public and private colleges
  • Universities in the areas of advising
  • Student activities
  • Admissions
  • Residence life
  • Financial aid

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.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.