Online Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education

An important component of a college or university experience involves a broad spectrum of student services, including academic advising, campus leadership, diversity services, student life, career services, and other leadership roles. American Public University (APU) offers an online Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education to prepare individuals to address these critical needs.

Unique Course Mix

APU’s M.Ed. program provides a unique blend of educational leadership and student affairs courses to develop student affairs leaders who positively impact higher education.

No Boundaries

Whether you want to prepare for a role on a traditional brick-and-mortar campus or an online environment, APU’s student affairs graduate program provides curricula suitable for both interests. As an online university, we are uniquely positioned to prepare individuals for leadership roles in virtual environments.

Practical Knowledge

Specialized coursework in distance education student affairs and leadership, including potential practicum opportunities, is a noteworthy program feature. There will be opportunities for students to engage in managing APU’s virtual communities and organizations, for example.

Professionally Aligned

Learning outcomes and curriculum are aligned to American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) professional competency standards as well as standards established by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Focus Your Learning

3 concentrations are offered:

  • Advising
  • Campus Leadership
  • Career Coaching and Services

Our Students Are Priority One

Bobby Johnston, M.Ed.
Principal, Warren County Schools, VA

APU offered me the flexibility to achieve the goals I had set for myself and my family. Without my education at APU, I would not be where I am today.

An Affordable, Quality Education is Within Reach.*

Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

Consistently Affordable Rates

APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, eligible active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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  • Accredited and Respected University

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as is The Ohio State University, the University of Chicago, and the U.S. Air Force Academy – to name a few. In addition to our HLC accreditation, several of our programs have earned specialized accreditations.

  • No-Cost Transfer Credits

    Nearly 90 percent of our students are working professionals. On average, undergraduates apply more than 30 transfer credits towards a degree or certificate. You can get an idea of how your previous academic credit or life experience will transfer at no charge, with no commitment to apply.

  • Military-Friendly

    Founded by a Marine Corps officer, we’ve been on a mission to educate those who serve. The University is the #1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military, based on FY 2018 tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2019. APU has been named Best for Vets by Military Times since 2015.

  • Flexible Courses for Your Schedule

    With our online classroom and mobile app, as well as courses with no set login times, you can log in from anywhere 24/7 and work on your own schedule.

  • Classes Start Monthly

    Online classes start monthly and run 8 or 16 weeks – so it's easy to plan your schedule. Classes begin February 3. Get started today.

  • Affordable

    APU prioritizes delivering value for students with affordable tuition. Our undergraduate rate is $285 per credit hour and our master’s/graduate certificate rate is $370 per credit hour. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive a military tuition grant which caps undergraduate and master’s-level tuition at $250 per credit hour.

  • No-Cost Textbooks and Ebooks

    Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.

  • No-Cost Application Fee

    There is no fee to apply and the application process only takes 15-25 minutes. After you submit your application, an admissions representative will walk you through the steps you need to get started.

Learn from the Leader

At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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There is no fee to apply and the application process only takes 15-25 minutes.

Here's how to get started:

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Choose Your Program

Select your desired program from our 200+ degrees and certificates. If you are unsure which program is right for you, complete our form and an admissions representative will help you select the best fit for you.

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Apply Online (15-25 Minutes)

There is no fee to submit our online admissions application. You will be asked to provide information about your previous educational experiences and to declare your academic program.

After you submit your application, an admissions representative will walk you through the steps you need to get started.

Classes begin February 3.

Apply At No Cost

There is no application fee.