Online master's in higher education administration

Concordia's Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education (SPAHE) gives you the strategies and skills to practice in student affairs at a college or university.

This graduate program applies to a wide variety of roles such as college deans, provosts, admission counselors, residence directors, academic advisors, DEI directors, athletic coaches, campus ministry, and more. 

Graduate in as little as one year with the option to take courses applicable to Concordia's online doctorate in education.

Program Completion

Earn your master's in higher education administration at a pace that works with your schedule. Graduate in 1-3 years.

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Convenient 8-week courses with rolling admissions mean you can begin at anytime and continue working while earning your master's in higher education

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Engaging and relevant curriculum

Class material is a blend of educational theory and practical application in a variety of student affairs. Content that is learned in courses can be directly applied to your current or future work in higher education.

Hands-on, local internships expose you to diverse student populations, experiences, and business-related topics that prepare you to serve as a Christian educational leader. 

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Uncommon Scholarships
Scholarships for adults and post-traditional learners. Awarding from $150-$500 per three-credit course.

Funding your master's in higher education

Concordia's new payment plan allows you to break tuition into automatic monthly payments

Scholarships and financial aid are available for qualifying students

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As a result of my SPAHE education, I've transitioned into a Graduate Admission Role at a private university where I have gained a deeper meaning of professionalism, empathy, and humility to better relate to others and improve communication. I'm leaving this program an entirely different person and there is no greater investment than that!

Carly Leigeber, 2022 SPAHE graduate

Go for your doctorate of education

You have a passion for life-long learning and are eager to further advance your career. The SPAHE master's degree is aligned with our Doctorate in Education program to develop individuals ready to lead innovation and improvement in their respective fields.

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