12 months
234111 USD/year
234111 USD/year
6869 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Education degree in Higher Education offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, prepares graduates for entry-level leadership positions at public and private universities, community colleges, and proprietary institutions. 

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The Higher Education program offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas , is distinguished by its emphasis on integrating practical and relevant administrative skills with a broad understanding of issues facing higher education institutions. The M.Ed. program allows students to choose a sequence of courses emphasizing student affairs, intercollegiate athletics, or higher education organization.

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Discuss the historical and philosophical influences that have guided the evolution of higher education in the U.S.
  • Discuss the ways in which institutional mission, type and organizational structure shapes the nature of student affairs or  intercollegiate athletics work.
  • Discuss the nature of leading and working with and in diverse organizations.
  • Discuss the requisite knowledge to fulfill key student affairs responsibilities (e.g., ethical practice, diversity awareness, supervision, assessment, etc.).
  • Discuss and articulate an informed perspective on several contested issues in higher education (e.g., student affairs, intercollegiate athletics, etc.).

Career Possibilities

Higher Education Organization

Entry to mid-level administration in non-student services at universities, community colleges, and proprietary institutions:

  • Facilities management
  • Public relations

  • Institutional advancement

  • Business affairs
  • Human relations administration

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management Communications
  • Leadership Development Seminar
  • Leading Diverse Organizations 
  • History of American Higher Education
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • A completed application and official copies of all college transcripts
  • Two letters of professional/academic recommendation
  • Optional GRE Submission: official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last 5 years. The UNLV Higher Education Program has chosen to use GRE Scores as an optional part of the M.Ed. application process. GRE scores that are strong may help an applicant with a lower GPA. This is because, along with other components of the application, strong GREs may suggest that a lower GPA does not reflect an applicant's academic potential
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    234111 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 234111 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    234111 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 234111 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 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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