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Career Outcomes

In addition to an academically engaging and challenging curriculum, the Higher Education Administration and Policy program offers outstanding career preparation and placement services including tailored career coaching, professional development workshops, and numerous opportunities to network with alumni and high-ranking professionals in the field.

Beyond the Degree

Graduates who have jobs within 90 days of graduating with an MSHE degree
Graduates work in 20 different states and overseas
Graduates work for more than 50 different colleges, universities, and other organizations

What our Graduates Do

Our graduates are leaders in many administrative areas within the higher education administration and policy industry. Below is a list of areas in order of most common to least common.

  • Student Affairs – 32%
  • Academic Affairs – 28%
  • Enrollment Management – 16%
  • Policy, Government, Other Organizations – 10%
  • Central Administration – 9%
  • Alumni Relations & Development – 4%
  • Immediately Seeking PhD/Other Degree – 1%

Sample Graduates Employers and Job Titles

Sample Job Titles

  • Campus Relations Manager
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator
  • Assistant Director of Metrics and Operations
  • Academic Advisor
  • Associate Director, Admissions
  • Assistant Director of Student Accountability and Conflict Resolution
  • Assistant Director of Academic Services
  • TRIO Program Advisor
  • Assessment Associate
  • Assistant Director, Career Preparation
  • Director of Partnerships, Marketing, and Diversity Initiatives
  • Program Coordinator of Late Night Programming

Sample Employing Institutions

  • City Colleges of Chicago
  • Huron
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Loyola University - Chicago
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • New York University – Shanghai
  • Stanford University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • University of Michigan