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Curriculum

MS in Higher Education

Drexel’s MS in Higher Education consists of 14 courses with a total of 45 academic credits. The credits include:

  • 18 credit hours of core courses (6 courses)
  • 12 credit hours of primary concentration courses (4 courses)
  • 9 credit hours of secondary concentration or elective courses (3 courses)
  • 6 credit hours over two terms for the co-op research project

The program can be completed over two years.

Within the primary concentration area, students are given the option of enrolling in a total of four concentration-area courses over three quarters. Within the secondary concentration area, students are given the option of enrolling in a total of three concentration-area courses over two quarters.
As an alternative to the secondary concentration, students are given the option to choose three courses from available courses within all of the concentration areas. Full course lists from the primary and secondary concentration areas can be explored below.

For the MS in Higher Education curriculum, please see the Drexel University Course Catalog.

Capstone/Co-op Requirement

As an experiential program, the MS in Higher Education prepares students for success as higher-education professionals. The intensive coursework leads to a final capstone/graduate co-op, allowing students to practice what they’ve learned and giving them real-world experience.

The graduate co-op is an action-research project that challenges students to act in a consulting capacity on a real life, higher education issue for a real employer.
The graduate co-op takes place toward the end of the degree program and consists of a total of six credits over two terms.

Note: A student who is currently employed may fulfill the co-op requirements through their current place of employment, but the work must go above and beyond the student’s current job function.