Master of Arts in Education – Higher Education

HBU Online Learning Program

About the Degree

The Master of Education in Higher Education provides graduates with the skills necessary for careers in administration and student services at a junior college, college, or university. The program emphasizes a multidisciplinary perspective as a basis for developing effective administrators and policy-makers. While students are exposed to the theories and practical issues that higher education administrators face in today’s colleges and universities, HBU students also gain an understanding of the multifaceted organizational structure of the modern university from a Christian perspective.

It is an ideal degree for someone who wishes to work in the higher education field in student affairs or administrative capacity — either working directly with students or in a service-related or administrative department.

The MEd in Higher Education is a 33-hour, non-thesis degree consisting of 24 hours of core courses and a 9-hour concentration. Students may choose from four specializations: Business Management, Christian Studies, Counseling, and Learning, Technology & Design.

Admission Requirements

Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Online Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted.

References – Applicants must provide contact information for two (2) references on their application. References must be a principal or supervisor, parent of a taught student, or colleague. One must be for a campus or school district leader if applicant is a certified teacher. Friends and family members should not be listed as references.

Résumé/CV – Applicants must provide a current resume or CV. Documents may be sent to The Online Graduate School at

Interview – An interview may be required as part of the admission process.

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