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Master of Education in Higher Education

The Higher Education Program provides graduate students with the opportunity to earn a Master of Education degree (MED) 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 at the college level will be well served by the MED in Higher Education.



Credit hours

Required Core Curriculum


HIED 5300 - College and University Administration
HIED 6310 - Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education
HIED 6311 - Access and Equity 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
MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership



Concentrations available to the MED in Higher Education students are:

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 6305 - Relational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Learning Technologies Specialization
LTEC 6301 - Foundations of Learning Technology
LTEC 6302 - Pedagogy in the Digital Age
LTEC 6303 - Technology Tools for Learning
LTEC 6304 - Foundations of Instructional Design

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


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

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


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