Messiah College

Messiah College

School of Graduate Studies

Graduate Program in Higher Education

Degrees: 
  • M.A.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. Dottie Weigel
1 College Ave
Suite 3039
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
(717) 766-2511

Program Statement

Are you looking to advance your career working with students on a college campus? Would you like to deepen your understanding of the foundations and principles of effective leadership in higher education from a Christian faith perspective? Whether your passion is coaching, student activities, multicultural programs, academic advising, admissions or residence life, or more, Messiah College’s Master of Arts in higher education will prepare you to be a transformative, visionary leader for faith-based and other higher education settings.

Coursework is primarily online, with optional hybrid (on-campus/online) courses and a weeklong session in July at our Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, campus. Our hybrid courses and graduate assistantships allow you the opportunity to interact with fellow classmates, faculty and students.

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Yes
Meets CAS Standards: 
Yes

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
2
Adjunct: 
13
Total Program Credit Hours: 
36
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
No
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
No
Attendance: 
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • Online
  • Hybrid
Thesis: 
Optional
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No