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An Online Master’s in Higher Education Administration

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Earn Your Master's in Higher Education Administration 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 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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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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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

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.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

Explore your options to make learning affordable.

* 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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