The dynamics of higher education are changing. Be the changemaker.
About 6 in 10 Americans say the U.S. higher education system is going in the wrong direction, with many citing a combination of tuition costs and inadequate skills development.* The system needs a new type of leader. That’s where you come in.
Leaders in this industry must have different skills and capabilities to take on 21st century challenges. Together, we can rethink leadership for higher education and achieve a higher purpose.
*Pew Research Center
Why earn your online master’s in leadership in higher education?
The dynamics of higher education are driving the demand for a new set of skills for tomorrow’s leaders. Here’s the challenge. Today’s organizations struggle to balance adequate leadership development with everything else going on in an environment that’s constantly changing. In fact, 78% of corporations identified leadership development as the top issue for companies around the world.* That’s where Pepperdine comes in.
A master’s degree is considered the educational minimum for careers in postsecondary education; some positions, including professors, typically require a doctoral degree. Students who focus on educational leadership or administration will be ideal candidates for roles in student affairs, housing, course registration, finance, and other key facets of college life.
What can you do with it?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, administrative roles are growing faster than the average for all occupations, with many of them requiring a master’s degree. But what’s driving the growth in career opportunities? The answer: student enrollment.
More than 20 million students were expected to attend American colleges and universities in 2017 — that’s 5.1 million more since the fall of 2000.* That means career opportunities for university faculty, including administrative roles, will be on the rise too — making now the perfect time to earn your degree.
Postsecondary administrators can work in public or private colleges overseeing student services, academics, and research. The number of open positions is expected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026, and there are currently 180,100 jobs in the field with a median salary of $90,760.**
*National Center for Education Statistics | **The Edvocate
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Specializations offered in five M.S. in Leadership programs: preK-12 administration, higher education, learning technology, learning design and innovation, and organizational leadership and learning
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of Master of Science in Leadership in Higher Education will be expected to achieve the following learning outcomes:
1. Develop and practice clear, persuasive and data supported narratives that advance initiatives and present them using advanced transmedia.
2. Develop and deliver learning experiences by integrating and applying learning theory and tools of technology and assess outcomes of those efforts.