MS in Leadership in Higher Education
This program is intended for those who seek management or administrative positions such as department chairs, directors, deans or higher positions within institutions of higher education.
- Relevant and emerging fields with strong employment growth potential and attractive salaries.
- Requires 32 units of coursework for completion.
- 18 units of coursework is common across all five programs.
- Completed over 20 months.
- Offered 75% online and 25% in residency in Los Angeles.
- Residency takes place three times a year over a 3-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Take only 3 Fridays off a year from work (travel logistics may require additional time off).
- You may receive up to 9 hours of credit toward the pursuit of a doctorate degree with the School of Education.
- Faculty support and coaching to provide the opportunity for you to present your work at national and global conferences.
- An equitable admission process that considers your ability and commitment to succeed rather than scores on standardized tests – No GRE required.
Employment and Salary Trend:
- Employment opportunities and salary growth forecasts indicate strong demand for graduates of this program over the next 10 years. Employment of training and development specialists is projected to grow 11% from 2016 to 2026.
- The national average salary for an Instructional Designer is $61,000. The highest paid Instructional Designers are in San Francisco (a 23% wage premium), Washington (22%), Los Angeles (18%) and Seattle (16%).
- Salaries for training and development specialists was $59,020 in May 2016. The lowest 10% earned less than $32,410, and the highest 10% earned more than $101,010.