Messiah College

Messiah College

School of Graduate Studies

MA in Higher Education

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

Contact

Dr. Dottie Weigel
1 College Ave Suite 3039
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Program Statement

The Master of Arts in Higher Education equips visionary higher education leaders to be agents of innovation and renewal. The program focuses on preparing educational leaders to be effective, transformative agents in various higher education settings. Toward this end, the program has four interrelated goals: (1) equip leaders to transform various higher education contexts; (2) prepare practitioners to make effective, strategic, and innovative decisions to assure excellence in educational programs and mission-driven initiatives; (3) develop scholars who advance the field of higher education and its contribution to society; and (4) nurture leaders with a professional identity rooted in their Christian faith.

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: 
Yes
Attendance: 
  • Full time
Program Delivery: 
  • Online
  • Hybrid
Thesis: 
Optional
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No