OnlineMasters.com, a research organization seeking to provide data-driven analysis to prospective graduate students, named the University of New Orleans master’s degree program in higher education as the best degree program of its kind available in a hybrid format. In a hybrid degree program, students can complete much of the coursework online but can also attend classes in person to meet with professors, network with peers or get additional academic support. In addition to recognition for the best hybrid format of the degree program, the University of New Orleans was ranked 28th overall among higher education master’s degree programs offered exclusively online.
According to OnlineMasters.com, its analysis included every higher education master’s degree program in the U.S. available online from an accredited nonprofit institution. Data collected from current students and alumni through interviews and surveys as well as insights from human resources professionals informed the rankings. Selection criteria included curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability and graduate outcomes.
The higher education master’s degree program at the University of New Orleans is designed for both recent college graduates and mid-career professionals seeking a program of study focused on multiple areas of educational leadership. All classes meet in the evening, drawing students who bring a diversity of professional perspectives and experiences to the classroom. Graduates of the program typically work as administrators at colleges and universities in areas such as admissions and retention, residential life, career services, multicultural affairs, financial aid or student affairs.