Master of Education in Higher Education

College and university campuses are exciting, innovative communities that present rewarding career opportunities. Inspire students, build and nurture programs, grow and retain enrollment and make a positive impact on the livelihood of a higher learning institution.

The online Master of Education in Higher Education, with an emphasis in college student affairs and concentrations in enrollment management or conflict resolution, is designed to prepare you for a professional career in a broad range of higher education settings, whether you are looking to enter the field or advance your present role. This online master’s in Higher Education degree program also serves as a foundation for a higher ed-related doctorate.

Our online M.Ed. program incorporates faith-based principles and experiential learning that leads to a well-rounded understanding of the higher education landscape, including resource management, legal and ethical considerations, diversity, student development, spiritual formation, and assessment and evaluation.

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Ready to be a part of a graduate degree in Higher Education program that will lead to a rewarding career?

At ACU Online, we have your program – a master’s in Higher Education! Contact us for more information today.

We understand the cost of graduate school can be overwhelming, which is why ACU offers a variety of financial assistance to qualifying students. Learn more about this new scholarship and other financial aid options here.

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What outcomes can you expect from our Master of Education online degree program?

  • Residence Life Director
  • Academic Advisor
  • International Student Coordinator
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Intramurals Director
  • Career Services Advisor

Admission Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Transcripts from accredited undergraduate degree
  • GPA 3.0, probationary status may be granted
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A written purpose statement describing the applicant’s reasons for wishing to enter the higher education program and future career plans
  • Current Resume

See full ACU online graduate catalog, including admission requirements here. For a comprehensive list of admission requirements for our higher education master’s programs, online, please contact a Graduate Advisor.

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Degree Details

Master of Education in Higher Education (M.Ed. HIED)


Enrollment Management

Conflict Resolution

Required Hours

Credit hours: 36

Program length: 24 months

Example Coursework

Foundations of Higher Education

College Students and Student Developmental Theory

Spiritual Development in College Students

Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education

Minor Available:



School of Educational Leadership

Application Deadlines

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