Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

Master of Science in Higher Education Policy, Research, and Administration

After completing the M.S. in Higher Education Policy, Research and Administration, students will be able to:

  • Articulate and apply the foundational principles of higher education in a global, historical, political and theoretical context.

  • Design, develop, and implement programs and practices in a higher education to support the post-secondary and graduate education of students and adult learners using data and evidence-based information for strategy, planning, and decision making.

  • Apply and use legal, ethical, social, and educational frameworks to lead programs, schools, and institutions of higher learning.

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data, information, statistics, and research to inform program development, implement, and improvement.

  • Implement, support and sustain systems and processes that promote the success and education of diverse populations of learners on the local, regional, national, and global levels.

Updated: February 2019

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