Master of Education in Higher Education

College and university campuses are exciting, innovative communities that present rewarding career opportunities. At ACU, our goal is to 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 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. 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 research.

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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. He is a co-author of the books, 21 Strategies for Starting College Strong, and The Best Scholarships for the Best Students, published by Peterson’s, a global leader in educational resources. Dr. Morris received his degrees from Texas Tech, Abilene Christian University, and Pepperdine University.

Dr. Jason Morris

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

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

Degree Highlights


Conflict Resolution

Student Affairs Leadership

Academic Advising


Credit hours: 33

Program length: 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


School of Educational Leadership

Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021

Admission Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Transcripts from accredited undergraduate degree
  • GPA 3.0, probationary status may be granted for lower GPA's
  • Current Resume

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 financial aid options available to online graduate students. 

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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