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Career Opportunities

M.S. in Higher Education

The Drexel education that you receive as a would-be senior manager or administrator in higher education prepares you for a host of opportunities that go well beyond the traditional bricks and mortar setting of academia.

The M.S. in Higher Education is an experiential program that offers intense career preparation for students interested in exploring the broad array of career outcomes that become possible with a graduate credential in higher education.

The outstanding focus on career preparation and placement that is built into the program is just one of the many advantages of this unique Drexel credential. From enrollment through matriculation, students acquire the practical skills needed to follow a broad range of career paths and boost their resume in the competitive field of higher education. They also receive significant support from Drexel faculty and staff with career placement and advancement, ranging from help in identifying career goals to accessing current job listings and networking opportunities.

Higher Education Graduate Degree Career Options

The M.S. in Higher Education provides an outstanding, recognized credential from one of the nation’s leading providers of educational programs that enables students to pursue careers within the following areas:

  • National associations
  • International organizations
  • Non-profit and for-profit organizations/corporations
  • Government agencies
  • Executive search firms

Graduates, applicants, and current students are employed in the following positions:

  • Dean of development at a community college
  • Asst. director, multicultural student affairs at a four-year state university
  • Director of enrollment management for a university system
  • Asst. director, enrollment services and operations at a private, 4-year university
  • Manager, career services at higher education alumni association
  • Director of student records and evaluation at a college of podiatric medicine
  • University registrar
  • Director of retention at a four-year private university
  • Asst. director of operations, career development center, 4-year private university
  • Special events manager at a non-profit organization
  • Academic advisor at a school of nursing
  • Senior survey data collector at a non-profit higher education testing organization
  • Program manager for eastern studies program at an Ivy League university
  • Group director for a large North American financial services company
  • Associate director of alumni relations at a private four-year university
  • Institutional research analyst for a community college
  • Assistant VP of industry relations at a non-profit education-focused company
  • Director of undergraduate admissions at a Catholic, four-year liberal arts college