Master of Education in Higher Education - Online

With an emphasis in student affairs and tracks in conflict resolution or enrollment management, our Master's in Higher Education program is designed to prepare you to lead, engage and impact the lives of students.

Admission Requirements

Abilene Christian University seeks individuals who have high standards of personal ethics and have demonstrated excellence in their professional lives and academic studies.

To be admitted into the online Master of Education in Higher Education program you must:

  • Complete an application and pay the $50 application fee
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or comparable non-U.S. university (see specific department for any additions or exceptions)
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA
  • Submit official transcripts showing all previous college work
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Submit a purpose statement (two pages, double spaced) describing your desire for entering the M.Ed. in Higher Education and future career plans
  • Submit a current resumé

Note: Transfer credits are not accepted for the Master’s in Higher Education program.

Please contact an Enrollment Advisor to start the application process.

2016 Academic Year Submission Deadlines

Spring I 2016 – Application Deadline – December 21, 2015
Spring II 2016 – Application Deadline – February 22, 2016
Summer I 2016 – Application Deadline – April 8, 2016
Summer II 2016 – Application Deadline – June 10, 2016
Fall I 2016 – Application Deadline – July 29, 2016
Fall II 2016 – Application Deadline – September 30, 2016

Academic Calendar

The M.Ed. in Higher Education is offered entirely online and can be completed in as few as two years by working professionals. This program has two starting points during each semester – fall, spring and summer – allowing students to enter the program six times per year. 2015 – 2016 Academic Calendar FALL 2015 August [...]

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Tuition & Fees

Below you will find the total tuition costs associated with our Master of Education in Higher Education online degree program. Tuition (per credit hour) $726 Total Credit Hours 36 Application Fee $50 Resource Fee $275 Residency Fee1 $500 Total2 $26,961 OTHER FEES Graduation Fee3 ~$72 Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution Optional Students who choose to [...]

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Financial Aid

The ability to pay for your education is always an important consideration. Many options are available to help you fund your graduate education. Employer-Sponsored Tuition Assistance Many organizations offer employee tuition assistance and, in some cases, cover 100 percent of tuition costs. Programs and policies vary among employers. Consult your human resource office to learn [...]

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Military Education Benefits at ACU

Abilene Christian University is proud to support those who serve our country and committed to helping service members and veterans achieve their education goals. As a military-friendly university, ACU offers a variety of ways for you to finance your education. Please see our complete list of ACU’s Military Benefit and Chapter Summaries for details. The [...]

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Transfer Credits

Transfer Hours and Credit for Previous Graduate Work: The M.Ed. in Higher Education does not accept transfer credits.

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Please see below for common questions and answers asked by potential students. If you have additional questions or wish to begin the application process, please contact an Enrollment Advisor for assistance.

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