Master of Science

Master of Science in Higher Education

Average Time to Complete 18 months if choosing to accelerate with a cohort. The cohort option also includes a discounted rate.

About the Program

Our generalist program can be completed in a little as 18months if students consider enrolling in an accelerated cohort. Our program invites students to bring life experience into the classroom, enhancing their classmates’ learning and ultimately the world. Students engage in understanding and acting on real-world social issues.  Problems that affect learning in institutions of higher education and the communities that surround them. Areas of pursuit that our thesis students have been engaged in include assisting others with undergraduate educational success, such as veterans and education accessibility; adults with autism acquiring an undergraduate degree; and reaching across the globe to work with civic engagement in impoverished communities.

Graduate Students work with engaging faculty and have access to excellent resources at MBU including but not limited to advising support, library and research support, and academic writing and quantitative resource skill-building professionals and a host of engaging online opportunities for building a network with your graduate peers.

Career Paths

  • Student Affairs
  • Enrollment Management
  • Post -secondary Administration
  • Non-profits
  • Adult Learning educators

Courses & Requirements

38 credit hours | Course Checklist

Cost & Financial Aid

Graduate: $495 per semester hour

One time $50 registration fee

MSHE cohort option is $325 per semester hour

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Support resources for Mary Baldwin University students:

Grafton Library

Vantage Point

Academic Resource Center

How to Apply

There is no fee to apply!  Click on the “Apply Now” link.

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