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M.S. in Higher Education Assessment, Analytics, and Change Management

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Inspire change in higher education with enterprising, data-driven solutions.

Rider University’s accelerated, online Master of Science in Higher Education Assessment, Analytics, and Change Management takes an analytical, data-driven approach to affecting real positive change at education institutions.

Both rising education disruptors and seasoned professionals will find new tools, practices, and credentials to create stronger, more effective higher education organizations.


Program Overview

The M.S. in Higher Education Assessment, Analytics, and Change Management is an applied interdisciplinary online degree program that fuses education and business practices to improve institutional function and influence.

The 30-credit accelerated and fully online curriculum helps students use data, research, theory, and analytics to understand how higher education institutions identify and improve performance outcomes.

Students will become change leaders as they develop expertise in higher education administration, organizational performance, data mining, analytics, and change leadership.

All courses are available fully online and in a 7-week format. Professionals who are not interested in pursuing a full degree may earn a 15-credit graduate certificate. You may also choose to enroll in up to four EDUC courses as a non-credit option.


Why Earn your Master’s at Rider?

Flexible: Accelerated online coursework lets you develop expertise on your schedule

Engaging: Intimate online learning environment for higher education professionals committed to institutional effectiveness

Relevant: Study emerging research and trends, and how they apply to your career

Global: Network and collaborate with students and faculty from the greater tri-state area and around the country

Personal: Small class sizes and one-on-one attention from a graduate coordinator offers an interactive and supportive learning environment


Career Pathways

A recent study by NASPA and EDUCAUSE found that 90% of higher education institutions are investing in data-based student outcome studies, increasing the need for professionals capable of understanding quantitative decision-making.

As colleges and universities continue to face difficult financial and administrative issues, these institutions will continue to seek innovative leaders who can find novel solutions.

M.S. in Higher Education Assessment, Analytics, and Change Management graduates will be prepared for crucial high-level roles in:

  • Institutional research and assessment
  • Institutional planning
  • Marketing
  • Academic affairs
  • Enrollment management
  • Human resources

For more information, please contact:

Headshot of Tricia Nolfi
Assistant Professor II; Program Director, MA Organizational Leadership and MS Higher Education Assessment, Analytics and Change Management
Bierenbaum Fisher Hall 202 G

Academic Background

Ed.D, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University, (2015)
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education

M.Ed., College of Education, The Ohio University (1989)
Educational Leadership

B.S. College of Communication, The Ohio University (June, 1987)
Interpersonal Communication

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