MS in Higher Education Overview The fast-expanding field of higher education offers countless opportunities for professionals with exceptional leadership skills and expertise. Students in Drexel's accredited Master of Science in Higher Education 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. Students 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 ConcentrationsCommunity College Administration and LeadershipEnrollment ManagementGlobal and International EducationHigher Education Educational PolicyLearning Technologies and Instructional DesignStudent Development and Affairs Capstone ProjectThe capstone component of the program, a graduate co-op with portfolio, offers invaluable career preparation. Students undertake an action-research project in which they are challenged to apply their newfound knowledge to identify and resolve a real-life issue in a professional setting.The Dragon Mentoring ProgramNew 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. Curriculum This Master of Science in Higher Education program consists of 14 courses: 6 core courses, 4 primary concentration courses, 3 elective courses or secondary concentration courses, and 1 capstone course (co-op with portfolio.)Core Courses EDHE 500Foundations of Higher Education3.0EDHE 510Governance, Management & Administration in Higher Education3.0EDHE 520Student Development & Customer Service Management3.0EDHE 530Higher Education Law3.0EDHE 602Managing Campus Operations3.0EDHE 714Introduction to Research Methods3.0Capstone EDHE 715Higher Education Co-op I with Portfolio1.5EDHE 716Higher Education Co-op II4.5Primary Concentration Students complete the four required courses for the primary concentration: EDHE 540Outcomes, Assessments & Continuous Improvement3.0EDHE 601Strategic Planning & Evaluation3.0EDHE 606Higher Education Career Development3.0ORGB 631Leading Effective Organizations3.0Electives or Secondary Concentration (See Below)9.0Students select either any three elective courses (from offerings within the School of Education) or three courses within the secondary concentrations offered. Courses within a student’s primary concentration do not count as electives. Total Credits45.0Electives or Secondary ConcentrationSecondary Concentration in Global and International Education Select three of the following: EDGI 500Introduction to Global, International & Comparative Education3.0EDGI 506Comparative Higher Education Systems3.0EDGI 508Understanding Research in International & Comparative Education3.0EDGI 510Culture, Society & Education in Comparative Perspective3.0EDGI 512Globalization and Educational Change3.0Secondary Concentration in Higher Education Educational Policy Required EDPO 620Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications3.0Select two of the following: EDPO 624Shaping of American Education Policy: Global Forces3.0EDPO 632Ethics in Educational Policy Making *3.0EDPO 636Access & Equity in Educational Policy Making3.0EDPO 640Educational Policy-Making Tactics & Influence3.0Secondary Concentration in Community College Administration and Leadership Select three of the following: EDHE 634Proposal Writing & Sponsored Project Management3.0EDHE 664Strategies for Educational Success3.0EDHE 668Transformational Leadership3.0EDHE 669Diversity in Higher Education3.0Secondary Concentration in Financial Management Select three of the following: BUSN 501Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance3.0EDHE 602Managing Campus Operations3.0EDHE 624Capital Financing, Business Development & Asset Management3.0EDHE 626Public-Private Funding and Legal Issues3.0Secondary Concentration in Institutional Research Select three of the following: EDHE 640Foundations of Institutional Research3.0EDHE 644Student Assessments & Academic Program Evaluation3.0EDHE 646Survey Tools, Statistical Software & Effective Reporting3.0EDHE 680Foundations of Evaluation3.0EDUC 803Educational Research Design I3.0Secondary Concentration in Enrollment Management Select three of the following: EDHE 650Introduction to Enrollment Management3.0EDHE 652Enrollment Marketing, Recruitment & Retention3.0EDHE 654Financial Aid & Enrollment Management3.0EDHE 656Enrollment Management Database Systems & Management3.0Secondary Concentration in Learning Technologies and Instructional Design Select 3 of the following: EDLT 536Learning Sciences and Instructional Design3.0EDLT 537Technologies for Performance Support3.0EDLT 550Introduction to Instructional Design3.0ELL 502E-Learning Technologies3.0ELL 504Learning Technologies & Disabilities3.0Secondary Concentration in Student Development and Affairs Select three of the following: EDHE 652Enrollment Marketing, Recruitment & Retention3.0EDHE 662Critical Issues in Student Affairs3.0EDHE 663Safety and Crisis Management3.0EDHE 664Strategies for Educational Success3.0EDHE 669Diversity in Higher Education3.0* If students have completed EDPO 632 as part of the primary concentration, it may not be used for the secondary concentration. In this case, students must select another EDPO course from the list.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutionUndergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA) Provisional admission may be granted with a GPA between 2.70 to 2.99Required DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationPersonal EssayResumeAdditional requirements for International StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $810 per credit. (A 30% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1157 per credit) This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Career Outlook Drexel's MS in Higher Education program provides a strong foundation for entry/mid-level career placement, executive and senior level advancement, and future doctoral studies. We've established close relationships with national associations and organizations and strongly encourage students to become involved in these entities as “student members” (e.g., attending conference, presenting papers, and networking.) Through these affiliations, as well as through the co-op experience, students will have unique opportunities to meet leaders within higher education and acquire new skills that will ultimately assist with career placement and advancement. In addition to the preparation students receive in the program, Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center provides many resources and services for current students and alumni. The center assists with career exploration, resume-writing and interviewing skills, and co-op and job placement assistance. The Higher Education program also maintains an online "career resource link" that allows students to search for available positions within and outside of academia, nationally and internationally. Types of Careers our Current Students and Graduates Pursue Executive Search Firms: Spellman & Johnson Group; Academics360.com; Academic Careers Online Government Agencies' Educational and Training Divisions/Programs: U.S. Department of Education; Departments of Education across all 50 states; Office of Personnel Management-OPM; U.S. General Services Administration-GSA; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-HHS; National Center for Education Statistics-NCES; Federal TRIO Programs/Council for Opportunity in Education-COE International Organizations: World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank-IADB; United States Agency for International Development-USAID; United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization-UNESCO; International Association of Universities-Affiliate of UNESCO; Institute of International Education-IIE; Council for International Educational Exchange-CIEE; Association of International Education Administrators-AIEA Military Education, Research and Training Divisions/Programs: Department of Defense; Military-affiliated training institution/facilities; Army Installation Management Agency; U.S. Military Branches National Associations: Council for Higher Education Accreditation-CHEA; Association for Institutional Research-AIR; National Association of College and University Business Officers-NACUBO; Council for Advancement and Support of Education-CASE; Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers-APPA; National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators-NASFAA; National Council for Higher Education-NCHE; American Council on Education-ACE Non-Profit and For-Profit Organizations/Corporations: College Board, Blackboard, ACT, ETS, Peterson’s; Follet Corporation; Agresso Americas; SAS; E-Reference Desk Politics: Political consultant, lobbyist, advisor Publications: Chronicle of Higher Education; Campus Technology; Education Resource Information Center-ERIC; Educational journals/magazines; Association journals/magazines Places of Employment and Job Titles of our Current Students and Graduates Dean of Development at a Community College Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Affairs at a four-year State University Director of Enrollment Management, University System Assistant Director, Enrollment Services and Operations at private, four-year University Manager, Career Services at higher education alumni association Director of Student Records and Academic Evaluation at a College of Podiatric Medicine University Registrar Director of Retention, at a four-year private university Assistant Director of Operations, Career Development Center at a 4-year private university Special Events Manager at a non-profit organization Senior Survey Data Collector at a non-profit higher education testing organization Program Manager for Eastern Studies Program at an ivy league 4-year university Group Director at a large North American financial services company Associate Director of Alumni Relations at a private 4-year university Institutional Research Analyst at a community college Assistant Vice President of Industry Relations at a non-profit higher education-focused company Director of Undergraduate Admissions at a Catholic, 4-year liberal arts college Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for a MS in Higher Education Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? 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