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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
90 Percent Job Placement Within 90 Days of Graduation
9/24/15 by Ann Merrell

The MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy program (MSHE) is proud of the track record of placing 90 percent of graduates in jobs within 90 days of graduation. One example of this success is graduate Anne Pugh.

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MSHE Student to Present Master's Project at National Conference
9/10/15 by Derek Thurber

I became interested in my master’s project topic from the perspective of game-based learning initiatives broadly. Having gotten my toes wet developing an online tutor training using basic game-based learning strategies for interactivity as part of my AmeriCorps VISTA project at Riverland Community College the year before, I was interested in exploring a topic related to innovative, technology-enhanced learning strategies.

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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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