Earn an Online Master of Science in Leadership in Higher Education from Pepperdine

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Designed for individuals who wish to advance their career in higher education, this program provides knowledge, skills, and support needed to make a difference and reach your potential in a variety of higher education positions in the areas of administration, student affairs, campus activities, admissions, advising, athletics, and much more.

This program features a comprehensive and well-rounded curriculum focused on preparing future administrators in every relevant area of higher education with courses in subjects such as leadership, governance, policy, economics and finance, values, data visualization, virtual learning, and a capstone integration experience. As a graduate, you will be ready to increase your earning potential, drive organizational change, and help make a difference for students and institutions.

As a Pepperdine student, you will receive personalized support for your academic development and personal growth.

Pursue Your Purpose Online or In-Classroom
Designed for individuals who wish to advance their career in instructional design and technology, this program’s unique format allows students to participate in a cohort model while choosing between online or in-classroom options every term. You will gain the knowledge, skills, and support needed to reach your potential in a variety of settings such as online program management entities, staff training, corporations, PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and many types of organizations in the non-profit, private, and public sectors.

100% Online and Hybrid Format Options

Online format is convenient for working professionals and
full-time students featuring robust online modules and engaging synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Access to major-university resources
at the #46-ranked university in the US*

Cohort model designed for strong peer support
and lifelong professional relationships.

Small class sizes providing a supportive learning environment
and meaningful student-faculty interactions.

Complete 32 credits in approximately 20 months

* U.S. News & Report, Best Colleges Rankings, National Universities