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Master of Arts in Higher Education

Prepares passionate higher education professionals looking to advance their careers with a graduate degree for leadership and administration positions.

Founded in 1939

Traditional, not-for-profit institution where every student is supported by an advisor dedicated to their academic needs.

100% Online

Complete coursework anywhere, anytime without ever having to visit campus.


Designed for working adults like you to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

7-week courses

There are six start points each year. The next start date is 1/19/2020.

Valued Community

Build strong relationships through collaboration with faculty and students alike.

Finish in 12 months

Complete a program in one year if attending full time, or two years if attending part time.

A Quality Education

A respected degree at an affordable price. Earn your M.A. in Higher Education for less than the cost of other online programs.

National Recognition

Ranked as a Tier 1 institution by the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018.”

Ranked #2 in New Jersey for Best in State Online College 2016 by affordablecollegesonline.org

Named a Best Value College in New Jersey by bestvalueschools.com

Regional Accreditation

Caldwell University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000.

2017 United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA®) Non Profit Member.


Program Requirements & Course Details

M.A. in Higher Education

Program Requirements & Course Details

36 Credit Program

Curriculum and Course Details

ED 524 History and Current Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)
ED 532 Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)
ED 531 Diversity and Multicultural Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)
ED 506 Technology and Digital Identity (3 credits)
ED 507 Student Affairs (3 credits)
ED 511 Organizations and Leadership (3 credits)
ED 512 College Student Development in the 21st Century (3 credits)
ED 609 Assessment and Institutional Research (3 credits)
ED 586 Resource Management in Higher Education (3 credits)
ED 617 Enrollment Management: Access and Retention (3 credits)
Capstone Courses (6 credits):
ED 604 Capstone Internship 150 hours (3 credits)
ED 618 Seminar in Higher Education (3 credits)

Question: Why an online degree from Caldwell University?

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Answer: Caldwell University is a not-for-profit Catholic university founded in 1939. Inspired by St. Dominic and the Catholic heritage, it makes a difference in the lives of students and prepares them through the liberal arts and professional studies to think critically, pursue truth, and contribute to a just society.

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