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

College and university campuses are exciting, innovative communities that present rewarding career opportunities. The knowledge you’ll gain in the M.Ed. program will give you the skills to inspire students, build and nurture programs, grow and retain enrollment and make a positive impact on the livelihood of a higher learning institution.

College and university campuses are exciting, innovative communities that present rewarding career opportunities. The knowledge you’ll gain in the M.Ed. program will give you the skills to inspire students, build and nurture programs, grow and retain enrollment and make a positive impact on the livelihood of a higher learning institution.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

About the Program

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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.

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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.

TRACKS

Conflict Resolution
Student Affairs Leadership
Academic Advising

Required Hours

33 hours
21 months

Example Coursework

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

June 29, 2021
August 24, 2021

COMMON JOB TITLES

Academic Advisor
Residence Life Director
Student Activities Coordinator
Study Abroad Director
Development Officer
Financial Aid Counselor
Intramurals Director
Career Services Advisor
Director of Multicultural Affairs
Admissions Counselor

Meet the Program Director

Dr. Jason Morris, Master of Education in Higher Education (M.Ed.), Master of Education in Instruction and Learning

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted.
  • Submit a current resume.
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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).