M.Ed. Online

Higher Education Administration

American Public University

2 months
370 USD/credit
370 USD/credit
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Prepare to provide the college leadership necessary to create effective learning environments resulting in student success by studying Higher Education Administration MEd at the American Public University (APU).


Course Details

This Higher Education Administration MEd at the American Public University advances knowledge and skill for both new and seasoned professionals involved in enrollment management and admissions, academic administration, program development and management, institutional research, advancement, financial and budget oversight, student services, and financial aid.

Courses broadly integrate historical, social, ethical, financial, legal, political, cultural, and student affairs aspects of higher education administration and management. Recognizing and building upon an institution’s social and cultural diversity are particular focal points.

With APU’s master’s in higher education administration online, no GRE is required to apply.

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

  • Leadership and Supervision 
  • Online Administration

What You'll Learn

  • Integrate higher education history, philosophy, values, governance, economics, and policies within a leadership role
  • Create an effective learning environment that results in student success, while honoring social and cultural diversity
  • Demonstrate leadership in institutional advancement, stakeholder support, financial growth, community collaboration, and staff/faculty development
  • Evaluate educational technology to promote student learning and stakeholder communication
  • Develop institutional policies with ethical and legal standards that align with current societal and cultural realities
  • Assess performance-based data regarding organizational effectiveness and student success

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enrollment Management, Admissions, and Finance in Higher Education
  • Higher Education
  • Ethics, Law, and Policies in Higher Education
  • Social and Cultural Diversity Counseling
  • Student Development Theory
  • Organizations, Culture, and Change

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Courses Start Monthly


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

All APU master's degree and graduate certificate programs require a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).In addition, the following is required for admission into this program. All documentation must be provided prior to course registration:

  • Official bachelor’s transcript showing conferral of degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or a master’s transcript showing conferral of degree
  • 3 completed character reference forms
If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view the International Admissions page for more information.There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


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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