College’s reputation as a nationally ranked college that integrates academic
excellence and Christian faith sets our master's in higher education degree
apart. Our program nurtures visionary
and thoughtful higher education leaders whose professional identity is rooted in a deep sense of purpose and
Theoretical foundations and practical experience.
emphasizing the connections between theoretical principles and educational
practice, our curriculum equips students with the requisite knowledge and
creativity to excel in the dynamic environment of higher education. Internships
assistantships allow students to put the theories, gained through classroom
instruction, into practice through supervised, real-world
Expansive and focused professional preparation.
Students gain insight into the complex breadth
of higher education but also develop expertise in a focused area of
professional service within higher education.
Accomplished and attentive faculty.
As experienced practitioners
and accomplished scholars, our faculty draw on the literature in their field
and their professional experience to prepare students for effective and
innovative leadership in higher education. Our
professors are caring, committed educators who engage students in meaningful
conversations and mentor students toward fulfilling careers in higher
The majority of classes in Messiah's higher education program are online with weeklong summer or winter courses and graduate assistantships that allow you the opportunity to interact with classmates, faculty and students.