New England College

New England College


Master of Science in Higher Education Administration

  • M.S.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership

Program Statement

The Master of Science in Higher Education Administration program at New England College is an innovative 40-credit program that combines on campus, online, and experiential instruction designed for students working or seeking to work in higher education. A 100% online instruction option is also available.

Coursework provides a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of higher education administration and covers functional areas and issues critical to effective management in college and university settings including advising and helping skills, multicultural competence, legal issues, organizational and administration, personal and organizational leadership, and research and assessment. Case studies, applied research, field experience, and a capstone project enable students to apply learning immediately to higher education practice and professional development.

The coursework provides a strong foundation in the theory and practice of higher education administration. Students are introduced to a broad range of administrative leadership at 2-and 4-year colleges and universities. Graduates pursue careers in academic advising, admissions and enrollment management, fundraising, career placement, financial aid, student affairs, and related fields.

The master’s program in higher education administration at New England College is unique. The program has two tracks. A cohort-based, hybrid track which begins in September and an online track which begins in January. The hybrid accelerated program comprised of 7-week terms, students can finish their degree in 10 months if they choose to attend full-time taking two courses per term. Students can also choose one course at a time if they would like to attend part-time. One course per term is offered on the Henniker campus and while the second course each term is delivered online. The online track can be completed in 12 months, running a calendar year with students taking two online courses per 7-week term. 

While the courses are fast-paced, knowledge and skill development isn’t compromised. The expert faculty are committed to student learning.



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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
Total Program Credit Hours: 
Average Time to Degree: 
10 months

Visitation Program



Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • Hybrid
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Comprehensive Exam Required: