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Higher Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Development (MAHE)program at Taylor University is built on the foundation of a unique, longstanding institutional commitment to whole-person higher education. To prepare our students as leaders and educators, our instructional methodology teaches, models, and applies exemplary higher education practices from a Christian perspective.


Why Choose MAHE at Taylor University?

The reputation and credibility of the MAHE program draws students from all over the country and even around the world. MAHE students learn from professors and professionals in the field of higher education in a Christian environment that cultivates community and discipleship.

We seek to:

  • Connect you to the best of higher educational research, thought, and practice.
  • Form change-agents who combine academic excellence, personal support, and Christ-centered vision.
  • Inspire your future work to encourage and serve college students, nurturing growth and fullness in all areas of their personal and professional lives.

Our Graduates Have Pursued Higher Education Jobs After Graduation Including:

  • Admissions
  • Advancement
  • Alumni relations
  • Assessment
  • Athletics
  • Campus ministries
  • Career development
  • Global engagement
  • New student orientation
  • Post-graduate doctoral studies
  • Residence hall director
  • Residence life director
  • Social concerns
  • Social justice
  • Student leadership
  • Student programming


Taylor partners with these programs for continued quality improvement, disciplinary and professional expectations, and professional preparation in students affairs:

  • Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Foundations of Higher Education 
  • Introduction to Higher Education Research 
  • Organization, Governance and Culture in Higher Education
  • Inquiry in Higher Education
  • Facilitating Student Learning 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

Admissions Narrative
  • Work Experience (professional, student or other) related to higher education and/or student development
  • Personal qualities likely to lend to your success in the field of higher education
  • Professional goals
  • Educational goals


  • You will upload this during the online application.


  • Submit official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions to Taylor University via mail (address provided during online application process).
  • Submit email addresses for three references: two academic (or one academic, one student leadership) and one pastoral.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    635 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 635 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    635 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 635 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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We offer a limited number of scholarships each year to qualified students. These are merit-based scholarships awarded every spring to students who are enrolled in the program. Thus, you would be eligible once you have begun your studies. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award during the summer in between their first and second year in the program.

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