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About the Program
The online Master of Education in Higher Education (M.Ed.), with concentrations in academic advising, student affairs leadership 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. Our online M.Ed. program also serves as a foundation for a higher ed-related doctorate.
All the Details on Your Degree
Our online Master of Education in Higher Education 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 research.
Vocation and Career Formation
College Students and Student Developmental Theory
Spiritual Development in College Students
Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education
Upcoming Start Dates
January 11, 2022
March 8, 2022
COMMON JOB TITLES
Residence Life Director
Student Activities Coordinator
Study Abroad Director
Financial Aid Counselor
Career Services Advisor
Director of Multicultural Affairs
Academic Advising is a primary function for institutions of higher learning. This concentration prepares higher education practitioners currently serving in academic advising roles or, or those desiring to enter this field. Courses in this concentration are designed to provide a general overview of the academic advisor’s role as well as with specific knowledge and skills that will equip the advisor to promote student success.
Managing interpersonal conflict is a part of any organization. This concentration equips practitioners to effectively manage conflicts that arise with students or coworkers within the higher education context.
Student Affairs Leadership
Student Affairs practitioners have a significant impact leading student services units and administrative areas of institutions of higher education. Courses in this concentration focus on helping practitioners learn to lead and manage within a higher education context.
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Jason Morris is the program director of the Master of Education in Higher Education where he trains master’s level students to be administrative leaders in higher education settings. He also serves ACU as the Dean of the Honors College on campus in Abilene. He is a two-time Fulbright grantee to Hungary. Morris is a co-author of the books, 21 Strategies for Starting College Strong, and The Best Scholarships for the Best Students. Dr. Morris received his degrees from Texas Tech, Abilene Christian University, and Pepperdine University.
Career Options with a Master of Education in Higher Education
Whether you’re interested in student affairs, marketing, financial aid, or alumni relations, this degree can help you prepare to land your higher education dream job. Here’s a closer look at some of the unique and exciting career options you’ll be able to pursue with your Master of Education in Higher Education.
Master of Education (EdD) in Higher Education Overview with Program Director Dr. Jason Morris
Hear from the program director of the online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education, Dr. Jason Morris. He’ll speak about what you can expect to learn, the study concentration areas available, and what sets our MEd apart from others.
Student Spotlight: Raymond Craft, Jr.
Not everybody is blessed with a clear path in life. Some of us struggle to find our way. Raymond Craft, Jr. can certainly relate; before he discovered Abilene Christian University, he faced considerable obstacles.
Morris named to Fulbright National Screening Committee
If you are ever walking across the campus of ACU and hear someone talking about the Fulbright program and its opportunities abroad, there is a good chance the one talking is Dr. Jason Morris (’96).