Online Master of Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education

Are you passionate about working with college-level students? Interested in supporting staff and faculty working at colleges and universities? If so, Arizona State University’s online Master of Education in higher and postsecondary education program may be perfect for you. This program provides the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to navigate the changing and diverse landscape of higher and postsecondary education. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for leadership roles within universities, community colleges, EdTech companies and more.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 10

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 30

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Elevate your career in higher education

This master’s degree prepares you to become a leader in the higher education sector. In your courses, you’ll explore the intricacies of higher and postsecondary institutions, gain insight into the outcomes linked to earning a college degree, learn how to work with faculty and staff and develop supervisory skills tailored for the collegiate environment. Courses are taught by leading faculty who share your commitment to broad access, equity and community engagement within education.

Additionally, graduates will be prepared to support college-level students, staff and faculty in a variety of service areas, such as:

  • Academic advising.
  • Admissions.
  • Athletics.
  • Career services.
  • Disability resources and services.
  • Orientation.
  • Residential life.
  • Study abroad.
  • Transfer student programs.
  • Veterans and military service.

The skills you’ll develop

Through your coursework and a hands-on practicum experience, you’ll learn how to navigate the complex organizational processes at college campuses. You’ll also analyze the landscape of higher education globally. Upon graduation, you’ll be skilled in:

  • Advising, supporting and developing students.
  • Creating a learner-centered curriculum.
  • Developing and understanding a budget for an organization.
  • Leading within higher education administration.
  • Understanding how to best support supervisees.

Who’s a good candidate for this master’s program?

Ideal candidates for this master’s in higher and postsecondary education program come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Some already work in higher education and want to further their education, while others come to the field inspired by their own undergraduate experience and want to make an impact.

As a candidate, you should be interested in learning about the theoretical and practice-focused scholarship of how higher education works worldwide. You’ll graduate as a confident leader prepared for positions in higher education or an adjacent sector that serves college student populations.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Higher education and postsecondary courses

In your courses, you’ll learn how to develop a professional philosophy rooted in access and equity, nourish a leadership identity, and work collaboratively with students, staff and faculty. You’ll also participate in a practicum, where you’ll gain hands-on experience in an area of higher education. As the culmination of the program, you’ll complete a capstone in which you’ll apply what you’ve learned to a real-world situation.


Core

Introduction to Higher Education


Core

Love, Justice, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education


Core

Program Assessment and Evaluation


Elective

American Community College


Elective

Finance and Budgeting


Elective

Law and Policy in Higher Education


Elective

Leadership in Higher Education


Elective

Organizational Theory


The jobs this master’s program prepares you for

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to work for higher education institutions in areas from fraternity and sorority advising and financial aid to student leadership programs and recreational sports. You’ll also be prepared for employment in adjacent sectors serving college student populations, including EdTech, private organizations doing college recruitment and nonprofit organizations. Career paths this degree supports include, but aren’t limited to:

Academic advisor

Assistant director of student success

Career center director

Coordinator for student engagement

Dean of students

Residence hall director

Learn with advanced lecturers and teachers in education

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines— including ethnic studies, sociology and organizational studies—to gain insight into important questions about the ways that higher and postsecondary institutions function within the development of a democratic society. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Learn with advanced lecturers and teachers in education

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines— including ethnic studies, sociology and organizational studies—to gain insight into important questions about the ways that higher and postsecondary institutions function within the development of a democratic society. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

How to apply

Applicants to the Master of Education in higher and postsecondary education program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Application requirements

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Join one of the best colleges of education in the nation

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. According to U.S. News & World Report, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is the only U.S. college of education to rank in the top 15 in both on-campus and online graduate education degrees.

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Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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