Academic Program Administration and Leadership, MS


academic leadership program

Become a leader in education with this unique online master's degree that focuses on healthcare education.

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Develop effective leadership needed in higher education today. 

Higher education is changing.  Teaching advancements, shifting student demographics, assessment needs, and accreditation requirements are a few of the issues faced by an academic leader.

This 16-month online program is designed for busy professionals who have a passion for their discipline and wish to advance their career. Individuals who are in (or aspire to) an administrative position in healthcare education (clinical coordinator, program director, dean, senior administrator) will find this program beneficial to their professional advancement and personal growth.

Students will explore excellence in leadership, trends in higher education, and the complexities of being an administrator.  The curriculum provides the knowledge and skills needed to work as an educator and academic administrator in many different settings such as a college or university, hospital, or community agency. 

Supportive. Challenging. Transformative. 

With an online Master of Science in Academic Program Administration and Leadership from NMC, you'll develop the knowledge and capabilities to become a leader in higher education. Coursework will focus on:

  • educational theories and methodology
  • curriculum design
  • course and program assessment
  • budgeting and financial management
  • human resources management for higher education
  • academic administration
  • issues and trends in higher education
  • healthcare education challenges
  • leadership theories and application
  • instructional design
  • external funding and grant writing