Master of Education in Higher Education
Today’s college students need well‐trained, passionate faculty and administrators to succeed. At ACU, we don’t just talk about leadership; we live it. Whether you aspire to work with students on a direct or administrative level, we can help you build the foundational knowledge to excel as a guiding force.
We believe that individual connections define the college experience. It’s through those connections that students can grow professionally, emotionally and spiritually. In just 18 months you can earn our online master’s degree in higher education and prepare to engage and impact your students’ lives.
Our Master s in
Higher Education at a glance:
- Flexible Complete coursework anytime, from anywhere
- Faith‐Based Christian values are at the heart of our program
- Accelerated Graduate in as few as 18 months
- No GRE/GMAT Your story is more than test scores
- Specialized Choose from concentrations in Conflict Resolution
and Enrollment Management
Recognized as one of “America’s Best Colleges” in the West
Named an Apple Distinguished School
Named one of the “Best in the West”
ACU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
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Master’s in Higher
Our Master’s in Higher Education online is a 36‐credit program that spans the educational landscape with an emphasis on student affairs. From counseling to administration to enrollment management, this degree is more than a resume builder; it’s a skill builder. Develop as a communicator and mediator to provide counsel to students. Learn what leadership style works best for you, and apply those principles immediately in the workplace. Study the inner workings of higher education and the role advisors, administrators and enrollment managers play.
Choose from two concentrations:
- Conflict Resolution – The uncertainty of the college experience calls for guidance. Learn to analyze, address, mediate and manage conflict in any higher education setting.
- Enrollment Management – More than 4,000 colleges and universities across the nation utilize enrollment personnel. Gain a deeper understanding of enrollment marketing, admissions strategy, financial aid and student retention practices.
You can add to your professional value with two graduate certificates.
- Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution Improve as a communicator and build essential skills in critical thinking and reconciliation. Offered as an add‐on to your master s or as a stand-alone 15-credit certificate.
- Graduate Certificate in Enrollment Management Equip yourself with the tools to provide influential service to students at colleges and universities. Offered as an add‐on to your master s, or as a stand‐alone 12-credit certificate.
Professional Development Residency:
The residency requirement for the online higher education degree is a four‐day professional development program on ACU s campus. It combines social and networking opportunities with your faculty and peers for professional development. It is offered once a year during the summer.
When it comes to higher education,
we’re raising the bar.
Our online Master’s Degree in Higher Education is a comprehensive program designed to develop skills to help you enhance the world of higher education. We’ll help prepare you for the professional world of student affairs and enrollment management, and equip you with the tools to adapt in any educational setting.
What our faculty and students are saying
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ACU has prepared me to go out into the working world with the program that I want to be in. It gave me a better sense of what students are really going through and what students really need.
— Jessica Bohn (‘12), M.Ed. in Higher Education