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Master of Education in Higher Education

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College and university campuses are exciting, innovative communities that present rewarding career opportunities. At ACU, our goal is to help higher education professionals inspire students, build and nurture programs, grow and retain enrollment and make a positive impact on the livelihood of a higher learning institution.

The online Master of Education in Higher Education is designed to prepare you for a professional career in a broad range of higher education settings, whether you are looking to enter the field or advance your present role. Our online M.Ed. program incorporates faith-based principles and experiential learning that leads to a well-rounded understanding of the higher education landscape, including resource management, legal and ethical considerations, diversity, student development, spiritual formation, and assessment and research. 

This online master’s in Higher Education degree program also serves as a foundation for a higher ed-related doctorate.

Program Highlights


  • Student Affairs Leadership
  • Academic Advising
  • Conflict Resolution

Example Coursework

  • Vocation and Career Formation
  • College Students and Student Developmental Theory
  • Spiritual Development in College Students
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education

Admissions Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Transcripts from accredited undergraduate degree
  • GPA 3.0, probationary status may be granted for lower GPA's
  • Current Resume


  • 100% online
  • Optional 1-week residency (Abilene campus)

Scholarships available to all new students. 


  • 33 credit hours
  • 21 months

Potential Outcomes

  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Intramurals Director
  • Career Services Advisor
  • Judicial Affairs Officer
  • Director of Multicultural Affairs
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Online Student Services AdvisorMaster Teacher
  • Residence Life Director
  • Academic Advisor
  • International Student Coordinator
  • Student Activities Coordinator
  • Study Abroad Director
  • Athletic Academic Advisor
  • Development Officer

From a Passion to a Career

Dannie Woods was already working in higher education when she began ACU’s online Master of Education in Higher Education program. However, by enhancing her academic expertise, she felt her capability and confidence increase.

Watch as Dannie describes this and other benefits of her online program, including the flexibility of online learning and ACU’s integration of faith into every aspect of her education.

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