Higher Education, M.Ed.

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University rank #748 (BCR) , NV,
The Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Higher Education prepares graduates for entry-level leadership positions at public and private universities, community colleges, and proprietary institutions. 


The program is distinguished by its emphasis on integrating practical and relevant administrative skills with a broad understanding of issues facing higher education institutions. The M.Ed. program allows students to choose a sequence of courses emphasizing student affairs, intercollegiate athletics, or higher education organization.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Discuss the historical and philosophical influences that have guided the evolution of higher education in the U.S.
  • Discuss the ways in which institutional mission, type and organizational structure shapes the nature of student affairs or intercollegiate athletics work.
  • Discuss the nature of leading and working with and in diverse organizations.
  • Discuss the requisite knowledge to fulfill key student affairs responsibilities (e.g., ethical practice, diversity awareness, supervision, assessment, etc.).
  • Discuss and articulate an informed perspective on several contested issues in higher education (e.g., student affairs, intercollegiate athletics, etc.).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Management Communications
  • Leadership Development Seminar
  • Leading Diverse Organizations
  • History of American Higher Education
  • Evaluation Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction
  • Masters Internship
  • College Student Personnel Services
  • Student Learning and Development
  • Readings in Student Personnel Issues
  • Sport in Higher Education
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Administration
  • Marketing Institutions of Higher Education 

                          Detailed Programme Facts

                          • Programme intensity Full-time
                          • Credits
                            37 alternative credits
                          • Languages
                            • English
                          • Delivery mode
                            On Campus

                          English Language Requirements

                          You only need to take one of these language tests:

                          • Minimum required score:


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                          Academic Requirements

                          You need the following GPA score:

                          Required score: 2.75

                          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                          • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
                          • A completed application and official copies of all college transcripts
                          • Two letters of professional recommendation
                          • Submission of an official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or the LSAT
                          • A minimum GPA of 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate work
                          • Evidence of a minimum of two years satisfactory teaching or administrative experience (or equivalent) preferable but not required
                          • Statement of Interest
                          • Indication of interest in a graduate assistantship, when applicable

                          Tuition Fee

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                            23274 USD/year
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                          • National Applies to you

                            9364 USD/year
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                          Living costs for Las Vegas

                          • 880 - 1430 USD/month
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