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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
Lois Trautvetter on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”
8/18/15 by Audra Nelson

Lois Trautvetter, director of the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Policy (MSHE) program, was on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” recently, commenting on controversies at the University of Illinois.

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At the Cutting Edge: Global Issues and Strategic Partnerships
7/30/15 by Kristin McCann

In summer quarter 2015, the Global Issues and Strategic Partnerships course was piloted under the direction of MSHE faculty member Joan Gillespie. 

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Alumnus Pursues New Career Opportunities
7/10/15 by Erin McNulty

Just a few weeks after graduation Nick Royal (MS15) made the trek from Evanston to Denver to start his new position as a Residence Director with the University of Denver Housing and Residential Education team. 

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