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An Online Master’s in Higher Education Administration for Less Than $15,000

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Earn Your Master's in Higher Education Administration 100% Online

Prepare for a college leadership role that cultivates effective learning environments resulting in student success with a focus on social and cultural diversity. American Public University’s (APU) Master of Education in Higher Education Administration provides both new and seasoned college leaders an opportunity to further their knowledge and meet professional goals.

APU’s programs are 100% online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can start quickly and control your schedule.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

Entrance Exams

No GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test scores required. Programs start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

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

Textbooks & Ebooks

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

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Comprehensive Curriculum

Explore knowledge areas essential for successful college leadership, including organizational structure, governance, human resources, budgeting and finance, student services, student outcome assessment, and accreditation.


APU’s program is suitable for those seeking campus-based or virtual institutional leadership or a supervisory role in enrollment management and admissions, academic administration, institutional research, advancement, finance and budgeting, financial aid, and student services.

Focused Learning

Through a concentration in Online Administration, the unique needs of those leading institutions offering online learning modalities and working with remote teams are addressed.

Respected Faculty

APU’s faculty are practitioners who conduct research, write scholarly articles, and enrich your learning with their real-world higher education knowledge and experience.

Peer Collaboration

You’ll be joined by fellow working professional students who share your ambition and aspire to a leadership role in a college or university setting.

Getting Started

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

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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If you’d like to explore other program options, we have 200+ master’s degrees and graduate certificates to consider.

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