Professional Development Residency

The four-day residency requirement for our master’s in higher education is your opportunity for professional and personal development on the beautiful ACU campus. Offered once per summer, the residency combines education with social networking as well as professional development.

See what Antonese Curry, a Fort Worth, Texas, native and an online M.Ed. student, said about her week-long residency experience.

On-campus Residency Fosters Relationships

Students in Abilene Christian University’s Master of Education in Higher Education program participate in a weeklong on-campus residency. Students like Antonese Curry, Fort Worth native, are able to build relationships with their cohort and learn in a hands-on classroom setting, adding variety to the online program.


*While some lunches are included in the cost of the program, students are responsible for their own lodging, transportation, other meals and any additional costs.

Optional Residency Programs

Enrollment Management Certificate Residency – If you elect to add a certificate in Enrollment Management to our online master’s in higher education with focus in Enrollment Management, there is a two-day residency to attend at Disney Institute in Anaheim, California. During this residency, you’ll have the chance to gain a deeper understanding of how to better connect with potential students and create a service-driven atmosphere at your institution.

  • Attend a one-day course, “Disney’s Approach to Quality Service.”
  • Spend time as a group sharing perspectives and ideas with your peers.

Conflict Resolution Certificate Residency – If you elect to add the Conflict Resolution certificate to complement your M.Ed. in Higher Education degree with a focus in Conflict Resolution, you must select one additional conflict resolution course and attend an additional five-day residency session, offered twice a year (January and June) at ACU.

*Additional fees for optional residency programs apply, including a residency fee, airfare, hotel, dining and entertainment.

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