Program overview

Rider’s accelerated Master of Science in Higher Education Assessment, Analytics and Change Management challenges rising professionals and seasoned educators with an applied interdisciplinary program that fuses education and business practices to affect positive change at education institutions. This unique higher education program is focused on data-informed decision making, assessment and planning. Available 100% online. 

Become a change leader

Colleges and universities are continuing to see innovative leaders that can create novel solutions. 

Be prepared for a crucial high-level role in:

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

Why earn a degree in higher education analytics?

  • Our graduates work in areas of institutional research, enrollment management, assessment, institutional planning and more.
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists a median salary of $96,910 per year for postsecondary education administrators.
Students study together on Rider campus
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Program requirements

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

Professionals who are not interested in pursuing a full degree may also earn a 15-credit graduate certificate. You may also choose to enroll in up to four EDUC courses as a non-credit option.


Kellie McKinney

Assistant Professor I

Graduate Education, Leadership and Counseling

Bierenbaum Fisher Hall

kmckinney [at]


Academic Focus: Organizational Leadership

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