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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 Aadministration (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.

Requirements

13 core courses
5 elective courses
36 total semester hours
Full program requirements

Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. Wesley Lindahl

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.

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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.

Campus Locations 

Online Courses

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.

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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

Certificate Options

Graduate-level certificates allow you to add value to your degree in a specific area, from management to finance to marketing and more. You may complete one of 16 business or nonprofit certificates through your elective courses without adding time or cost to your degree program.

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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.