Education, Higher Education Emphasis, M.Ed. | Part time online | Iowa State University | United States
M.Ed. Online

Education, Higher Education Emphasis

24 months
28544 USD/year
26776 USD/year
10572 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Division of Higher Education prepares individuals to engage with critical issues in higher education through the growth of skills and knowledge in assessment and research, student development, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and administrative leadership. The Education, Higher Education Emphasis Degree is offered at Iowa State University.


Iowa State University has a rich tradition of preparing scholars and leaders in the field of higher education. 

About this Degree

The Division of Higher Education in the School of Education offers an M.Ed. higher education emphasis with sub-concentration areas in:

  • Community College Leadership
  • Higher Education Administration
The M.Ed. in Education, Higher Education Emphasis is designed to support knowledge of theories, practices, and policies that shape various postsecondary contexts. Students achieve learning outcomes through a broad range of courses that cover foundational topics and a specific set of classes focused on sub-concentration areas. 

Programme Structure


  • American Higher Education
  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in Student Affairs
  • Student Development in Higher Education
  • Educational Research
  • Foundations of Leadership and Learning
  • Organization and Administration of Student Affairs

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree (e.g., B.A., or B.S.) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in your undergraduate degree. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted in exceptional cases
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 83 or an IELTS score of at least 6.5 for consideration for admission to the School of Education
  • Upload your current resume to your online graduate application.
  • Identify three references who will provide you letters of support. 
  • Compose a 500-word maximum statement. You may enter this statement on page 4 of your online graduate application or you may upload this statement as a separate document to your online graduate application. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14272 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    26776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13388 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10572 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5286 USD per semester during 24 months.


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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