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Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Policy Program

The Higher Education Administration and Policy Program prepares reflective and dynamic leaders for careers in higher education. Alumni work in colleges and universities, governmental agencies, and consulting firms concerned with higher education. Graduates have careers in fields including student affairs, admissions and enrollment management, financial aid, government and community relations, policy analysis, alumni relations, institutional and policy research, athletics administration and change management.

Students come from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. This diversity adds depth and a mixture of perspectives to classroom discussions. Classes are offered in the evening and can be pursued either part-time or full-time.

Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy is consistently ranked among the top graduate schools of education nationwide by U.S. News and World Report.


Headline-worthy news about MSHE students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the program
Internship Spotlight: Buffett Institute for Global Studies
1/4/16 by Lorato Anderson

As a current MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy (MSHE) student, Lorato Anderson creates new learning opportunities in her internship at the Buffett Institute of Global Engagement.

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Faculty Spotlight: Interview with Andrea Bueschel, PhD
12/1/15 by Kristin McCann

One of our program's distinctive features is that our faculty are not only researchers but also practitioners in the field of higher education. In this post, we engage in a Q & A with Andrea Bueschel, PhD who is the Associate Vice President for the Spence Foundation and teaches the Higher Education Policy course within the MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy program.

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Northwestern's MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy Program Director and Assistant Director Attend National Conference
11/10/15 by Kristin McCann

Northwestern University’s MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy program Director and Assistant Director attended the 2015 annual Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) conference.  ASHE is one of the major national conferences for research on higher education and was held in Denver, Colorado, from November 4 to 7. 

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