Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations

Our increasingly culturally diverse society calls for education professionals who can respond to the needs of changing populations.

As the higher education landscape in Maryland and the nation undergoes substantial change and innovation, now is the time to earn the online master’s in higher education degree designed to help you lead institutions into an ever-changing future. With the M.A. in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations program from Notre Dame of Maryland University, you’ll discover the importance of higher education administration in a globally diverse society.

This online master’s in higher education program offers concentrations in enrollment management and philanthropy, each of which cover topics including education policy, strategic planning, learning theory and more. The M.A. in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations program maximizes professional competence in educational leadership and provides students innovative educational opportunities to address changing populations.

  • 100% online
  • Two career-focused areas of concentration
  • Leads to NDMU’s online Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations

Potential Careers

  • Admissions director
  • Development director
  • Financial aid director
  • Marketing director
  • Associate vice president for enrollment management
  • Associate vice president for institutional advancement


Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to Notre Dame of Maryland University for graduate programs, a new applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and submit the following:

  • Completed application.
  • Official transcript(s) from all undergraduate and graduate coursework taken.
  • Transcripts submitted for admissions review purposes must be from an accredited college/university.
  • Admissions Essay – Please see below (Not needed for those with previous master’s degree).
  • Resume


Please address the following questions for your admissions essay of 300-500 words: What are your goals and objectives in pursuing graduate study in your chosen program? How have your experiences (academic, professional, and/or personal) prepared you to successfully complete this program?

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Tuition And Financial Aid

  • Tuition: $590 per credit*

*Registration/Technology Fee (nonrefundable): $195 per term

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