M.Ed. On Campus

Higher Education Administration

Vanderbilt University

24 months
2025 USD/credit
2025 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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 Since 1972, the Higher Education Administration master's degree program at Vanderbilt University has been preparing professionals for rewarding careers in the higher education sector.


Key facts:

  • The Higher Education Administration degree at Vanderbilt University will prepare you for professional roles in academe, state education agencies, or related nonprofits. Through coursework and real-world experience, you will learn about the contemporary higher education system and how to lead from within it.
  • With training available in three areas – student affairs, enrollment management, and general administration and policy – the Higher Education Administration program is for aspiring professionals in search of education careers that matter.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theories of Counseling
  • Foundations of Professional School Counseling and Guidance
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling with Children and Adolescents

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submitted online application
  • Transcript(s) from prior undergraduate and graduate work. 
  • Two letters of recommendation are required, three preferred for our master's programs. Three letters of recommendation are required for our Ed.D. programs.
  • Statement of purpose
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) may be submitted in lieu of the GRE for the following M.Ed. programs only.
  • Scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be submitted in lieu of the GRE for the M.E.d. in Leadership and Organizational Performance. 
  • International applicants must submit all of the above, plus the following:
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all international applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2025 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2025 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    2025 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2025 USD per credit during 24 months.

Tuition per credit hour

Living costs for Nashville

1183 - 2197 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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