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Be Part of the Wave of Change

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Higher education is at a crossroad.  It is being reshaped by the changing demographics of prospective students, the fluctuating financial aid environments, online learning platforms, the growing number of adult learners, and non-degree programs/credentialing, among others.  These disruptions are here, and our MS in Higher Education Administration (HEA) prepares you to be a change-maker in reimagining education. We help you lead the way for the next generation of higher education.

A Message from Dr. Lauren Way, program director

Our Master of Science in Higher Education Administration Reputation Stands Out

Our Master of Science in Higher Education Administration is recognized as a top program by Intelligent.com, Best Colleges, and Best Colleges Online.    

As a graduate student in the program, you can learn at one of the country's most innovative universities.  We have long been the vanguard in online learning, earning awards from EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Consortium, and others.  

We see the future of higher education.

What Makes Our Master of Science in Higher Education Administration Distinctive

  • Totally online, our 30-credit degree program is ideal for working adults; earn your degree in as little as one year or two years; part- or full-time enrollment with February and September start dates.  
  • The faculty are all active practitioners and leaders from colleges and universities around the country, providing you with insight and the most recent developments in higher education, as well as regional and state perspectives.
  • Our partnership with RNL (Ruffalo Noel Levitz), a leader in technology-based and data-driven enrollment strategies, gives you access to the best practices in enrollment management, student success, and fundraising.
  • As an alumni of the MS in Higher Education Administration degree program, you may be able to go directly into Bay Path’s online EdD in Educational Leadership, selective credits may be applied.
  • The culmination of the program is your optional Capstone Project. Working with an advisor, you research, write, and present your findings in an area that reflects your focus in higher education.

Select A Concentration As You Earn Your Higher Education Administration graduate degree:

  1. Enrollment Management -
    Deepen your knowledge and skills in marketing and communications for enrollment management, predictive modeling, technology innovations, financial aid strategy, student retention, and strategic enrollment planning.
  2. Administrative Leadership -
    Learn to lead.  Higher education needs leaders who problem-solve, show empathy, embrace critical thinking and are innovators.
  3. Institutional Advancement - 
    Online curriculum development, instructional design, online teaching–be part of this growing area. Recently released fall 2021 IPEDS data reveals the % of students enrolled only in distance education was nearly double the percentage in 2017-30.4% vs. 15.7%.
  4. Online Teaching & Program Administration
    Advancement is one of the pillars of a college or university. Fundraising, alumni development, donor cultivation, corporate and foundation relations, and stewardship are just a few skills needed to make a mark in this area.