Accelerated MEd in Leadership in Higher Education

Master of Education
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Offering the same outcomes as our standard Leadership in Higher Education specialization, but with an intense, challenging timeline, NCU’s accelerated master’s degree in Leadership in Higher Ed can be completed in just 12 months. You should expect to devote 30 to 35 hours per week to your program. You will be required to organize your time more efficiently than ever before and overcome challenges to meet stringent deadlines. In this program, it will also be important to maintain frequent communication with your mentoring professor, academic advisor, employer, and even family members whose support and feedback will be critical to your success in this accelerated track. If you’re ready for the challenge, NCU is ready to support you through it.

Completion Period

The accelerated MEd allows completion in 52 weeks.

Course Schedule for Accelerated MEd with a Specialization in Leadership in Higher Education

Course Schedule for Accelerated MEd

See below for specialization courses specific to this program. To learn more, fill out the request information form below or view the course catalog.

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Course Description


The Organization of Higher Education

This Master's level course provides an introduction to the classical theories, traditional models, and contemporary readings regarding approaches and structures relative to organizational governance in higher education. Topical areas to be covered include organizational theory, governance models, campus climate, institutional change, and diversity.


Topics in Higher Education

This course explores areas of interest in higher education. Often these areas are new topics of special interest to higher education. At times, areas of higher education that are receiving attention nationally will be highlighted through this course. Students will work with faculty to create a self-directed study plan on a topic appropriate for master's-level study.


Financial Issues in Higher Education

This course will provide students with an overview of financial issues applicable to higher education in the United States. Students will engage a broad foundation of theory, practice, research, and policy of higher education economics. Topics will include societal investment in higher education, methods of finance, costs of higher education, and budgeting concepts.


Leadership in Higher Education

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the nuances of higher education leadership and theory. Emphasis will be given to the practical application of higher education leadership theories in the academic and administrative roles of an institution of higher education.

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. If a cost is not included in our Cost Per Course Tuition Rate, we let you know up front. Currently, the only additional cost above your program rate* is books. Learn more about the NCU’s MEd costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $628
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $1,884
  • Program cost: $19,190
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.

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