Master of Education in Higher Education

The Higher Education Program provides graduate students with the opportunity to earn a Master of Education (MED) degree in Higher Education. Studies in Higher Education provide individuals who are interested in a variety of areas in higher education with the opportunity to explore the various facets of post-secondary institutions. This exploration is conducted from a uniquely Christian perspective.

Individuals who are interested in higher education administration, student personnel work, university development/advancement, or teaching on the college level will be well served by the MED in Higher Education degree. Students can choose from two different 36-hour, non-thesis degree tracks: The Administration Track, or the Instructional Track. The program is available online.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
There are no additional requirements other than those required for admission to the graduate program at DBU.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

ADMINISTRATION TRACK (Total Credit Hours Required: 36 hours)

course

Credit hours

Required Core Curriculum

24

DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
HIED 5300 - College and University Administration
HIED 6310 - Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education
HIED 6320 - Practicum in Higher Education (S-L)
HIED 6330 - Research Methods in Higher Education
HIED 6340 - History and Philosophy of Higher Education
HIED 6361 - Teaching, Learning, and Student Development
HIED 6373 - Methods for the Higher Education Administrator

Concentrations

12

Concentrations available to the MED in Higher Education students are:

Community College Leadership 
HIED 6366 - History and Philosophy of Community Colleges
HIED 6367 - Finance and Administration in Community Colleges
HIED 6368 - Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Community Colleges
HIED 6369 - Teaching and Learning in Community Colleges

Distance Learning Specialization
DLED 6302 - Designing and Developing Distance Learning
Choose three courses from the following:
DLED 6301 - Foundations of Distance Learning
DLED 6303 - Teaching and Learning in the Online Classroom
DLED 6304 - Technology Tools for the Online Classroom
DLED 6305 - Distance Learning Design and Administration

Interdisciplinary Studies
Choose 12 credit hours of approved graduate-level coursework

Leadership Studies
MAL 5308 - Great Leaders in History 
MAL 5302 - Vision-Casting and Leading Change 
MAL 6303 - Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
MAL 6304 - Leadership Communication

Student Affairs Leadership 
HIED 6364 - Campus Community Design and Development
HIED 6370 - The College Student
HIED 6371 - Introduction to Student Affairs Work
HIED 6372 - Principles of Co-Curricular Learning

Total Credit Hours Required

36

INSTRUCTIONAL TRACK

course

Credit hours

Required Core Curriculum

18

DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership

HIED 5300 - College and University Administration
or
HIED 6373 - Methods for the Higher Education Administrator

HIED 6310 - Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education
HIED 6330 - Research Methods in Higher Education
HIED 6340 - History and Philosophy of Higher Education
HIED 6361 - Teaching, Learning, and Student Development

Plus

Instructional Field
Choose 18 credit hours of an approved graduate-level core concentration.

18

Total Credit Hours Required

36

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Find course descriptions by category under the Graduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.