24 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Watson College of Education is home to one of the region’s most dynamic master’s degree programs in the field of Higher Education and Student Affairs. 


The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education at University of North Carolina Wilmington is designed for people who wish to enter or advance in administrative or student support roles in colleges and universities. Our program features award-winning faculty with advanced degrees and deep experience in the field. 

Key Features

  • The program curriculum provides social, historical, legal, and developmental perspectives of higher education and college students through applied learning. 
  • Graduates of the program have entered a range of positions across the country, such as academic advising, career advising, international education, and student leadership training, and have also pursued doctoral degrees in top education programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Education
  • Foundations of Higher Education 
  • Student Development Theory 
  • Critical Issues in Higher Education
  • Evaluation and Assessment in Higher Education 
  • Legal Issues in Higher Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official copies of transcripts from each institution you have attended that confirm an undergraduate grade average of “B”(GPA: 3.0) or better. Applications with less than a 3.0 will be considered, but applicants should address any deficiencies in academic coursework in a supplemental letter or essay.
  • Three recommendations from individuals who can attest to the qualifications of the applicant for admission to this program. At least one recommendation must be from a faculty member who can speak on your ability to perform well at the graduate level is strongly encouraged. Other references should be professional if possible.
  • Each application must include an essay that identifies a current issue in higher education and discusses potential ways in which the issue can or should be addressed by leaders in the field. Where possible, candidates should discuss how their career goals align with their interests in addressing this issue.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 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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