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Higher Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Within these areas of specialization, practicing professionals as well as persons entering the higher education field, may pursue programs emphasizing community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, or state, regional, or national agencies.

Areas of Study: M.Ed. Program: Student affairs, and organization and administration. Ed.D. Program: Administration and faculty leadership.

In combination with course work outside of Higher Education, students may prepare for positions in development and in other beginning level positions in post-secondary institutions and educational agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Overview-American Higher Education
  • Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • Student Development in Higher Education
  • History and Philosophy of Higher Education
  • Management of Higher Education Institutions
  • Reflective Practice in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Legal Aspects of Higher Education
  • Practicum in Higher Education
  • The Community College

                                  Detailed Programme Facts

                                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                                  • Languages
                                    • English
                                  • Delivery mode
                                    On Campus

                                  English Language Requirements

                                  • Minimum required score:

                                    7

                                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                  • Minimum required score:

                                    100

                                    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                  • Minimum required score:

                                    600

                                    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                                  Academic Requirements

                                  You need the following GPA score:

                                  Required score: 3

                                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

                                  General Requirements

                                  • Formal admission to the Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Higher Education requires prior admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School, which requires a separate application process. Admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School requires a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of course work attempted and GRE scores from the past five years. In addition, admission to the program requires (1) a completed Higher Education Master’s program application form; (2) a statement of interest; (3) a current resume; (4) three supporting letters of recommendation; and (5) a writing sample demonstrating the applicant’s best writing.

                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • International

                                    1138 USD/credit
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 1138 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                                  • National

                                    421 USD/credit
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 421 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                  Living costs for Fayetteville

                                  • 930 - 1350 USD/month
                                    Living Costs

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

                                  Funding

                                  There are a limited number of graduate assistantships for which you may be able to apply. Graduate Assistantships (GA's) are awarded by a department - the student works up to 20 hours per week for the department (in teaching positions, research, or other areas) in exchange for payment of tuition plus a living stipend paid directly to the student. Some assistantships are sufficient to cover all costs of attendance, and some cover only partial costs. 

                                  Each department administers its own assistantships, and they vary widely in availability and amount of funding, depending on each department's budget, teaching/research needs, pool of qualified applicants, etc. 

                                  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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