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Earn Your Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education Online

Students thrive when they have a college or university experience that offers a broad spectrum of effectively managed and delivered student services. Prepare to provide the leadership necessary to positively impact higher education and the college student experience with an online MEd in Student Affairs in Higher Education from American Public University (APU). Its curriculum features a unique blend of educational leadership and student affairs coursework.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

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For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Versatile Application

Prepare for a role on a traditional campus or an online environment. As an online university, APU is uniquely positioned to prepare individuals for leadership in virtual environments.

Practical Knowledge

Specialized coursework in distance education student affairs and leadership, including practicum opportunities, is a noteworthy program feature. One practicum opportunity, for example, could involve managing one of APU’s virtual organizations.

Professionally Aligned

Learning outcomes and curriculum are aligned to standards of the American College Personnel Association, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, and the National Academic Advising Association.

Is This For You?

This graduate program is designed for those interested in developing leadership capabilities in academic advising, campus leadership, career services, diversity services, finance, student life, and student services.

Collaborative Learning

Learn alongside APU’s unique group of working professionals—fellow educators who share a commitment for effective leadership and student achievement.

Getting Started

No entrance exams or GRE® scores are required. But this MEd has prerequisite coursework admission requirements. Please request information to learn more.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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