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Master of Higher Education Administration
Earn Your Master’s in Higher Education Administration

Combine principles of management with consideration of higher education in the framework of the nonprofit sector by earning a master of higher education administration (MHEA) degree. This program is designed for individuals who desire to be leaders and managers in the field—administrators, faculty, policy makers, and anyone who wants to help their colleges and universities succeed in our changing marketplace. You’ll develop the skills you need to manage teams, understand the higher-ed customer, and lead your organization through legal and ethical considerations.

Why Choose North Park

Why North Park?

A master of higher education administration degree from the School of Business and Nonprofit Management will give you the knowledge and skills you need to advance your career. Learn from valuable, real-life examples provided by North Park’s expert full-time and practitioner faculty and learn alongside students who bring a wide range of experiences in education and nonprofit work. Flexible scheduling and a choice of online and in-person classes allow you to learn in the ways that best fit your lifestyle and goals. Coursework in our fully-accredited program integrates theory and practice to help you develop strategies for success in the workplace.

Study In-Person and Online

Some courses in the MHEA program must be taken online, and the degree can be completed 100% online. You may also take some classes in a more traditional face-to-face format. Both options incorporate active discussions and hands-on learning projects.

Learn more about online learning and our campus locations.

Where North Park Alumni Work
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Education Tutoring and Consulting Services
  • Rotary International
  • The University of Chicago
  • Taylor University
  • Roosevelt University College of Education
Alumni Profile

While earning her MHEA and a certificate in fundraising 100% online, Valerie Lawson G'12 continued working full-time in a university setting and was able to integrate projects and learning from her classes into her work right away.

Learn more about Valerie's experience.

Valerie Lawson
Meet the Faculty

Dr. Wesley Lindahl is dean of the School of Business and Nonprofit Management, overseeing the undergraduate and graduate programs that provide students with excellent preparation for success in the public and private sectors.

Learn more about Dean Lindahl and the School of Business and Nonprofit Management faculty.

Wesley Lindahl, Dean of SBNM
MHEA Coursework

Advance your professional career through practical coursework that includes:

  • Nonprofit Marketing Analysis and Consumer Behavior
  • Higher Education Organization and Governance
  • The Contemporary College Student
  •  Law of Higher Education
  •  Nonprofit Strategic Management

Learn more about the courses and requirements for the MHEA.

Certificate Options

Add value to your degree with a graduate-level certificate. Ten business and eight nonprofit certificates give you options in a wide range of areas, from nonprofit finance to marketing to fundraising management and more. You can complete one five-course certificate through elective options available with the MHEA so you won’t add time or cost to your degree program.

Learn more about graduate certificate options.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The School of Business and Nonprofit Management offers a comprehensive scholarship program to help you afford the education you desire. Most students qualify for awards that reduce their tuition costs between 10% and 35% throughout their degree or certificate program. Some awards are based on performance in previous undergraduate or graduate degrees; we also offer a scholarship in recognition of those work in nonprofit organizations.

Lifetime Learning

We are proud to partner with our alumni as they maintain relevant skills for whatever career they pursue. After completing a master’s degree from the School of Business and Nonprofit Management, you can return to take any business and nonprofit courses—even complete another degree or a certificate—at a 50% tuition discount.

Course Waivers

Many business and nonprofit professionals have already earned a degree in their field, and North Park recognizes the value of this previous education. If you completed similar undergraduate or graduate courses from an accredited institution within the previous 10 years, you may qualify to waive up to five courses in your degree program. Contact the admissions team to learn more.