Chart your Higher Education future with Northwestern University’s #3 ranked School of Education and Social Policy.
Northwestern University’s nationally respected Higher Education Administration and Policy program prepares both new and current higher education professionals to be leaders who transform the lives of individuals, the trajectory of organizations, and the impact of institutions – all within the higher education landscape.
MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy
Northwestern’s Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Policy degree is a 12-course professional master's program that prepares graduates to work throughout the higher education landscape at colleges and universities, government agencies, and higher education consulting firms and non-profits.
The Higher Education Foundations Certificate (HEFC) introduces students to a broad range of current topics in higher education. Students are introduced to the concept of institutional heterogeneity, core concepts in student development theory and budget philosophies, strategies, and structures.
Higher Education Student Access and Success Certificate
The Higher Education Student Access and Success Certificate (HESASC) provides an understanding of myriad factors that influence students - from beginning in high school (with the process of considering and applying to college) to completing post-undergraduate education - and their ability to access, persist, and succeed in higher education.
The Higher Education Organization Management Certificate (HEOMC) exposes students to the complex dynamics of heterogeneous higher education organizations and how they are managed to achieve their missions of teaching, research, and service.
Completing a Higher Education Certificate or the Master’s Degree prepares students for meaningful career fields such as academic advising and administration, alumni relations and development, athletics, career services, central administration, institutional research, enrollment management, international and global education, non-profit, policy and government relations, and student affairs.