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

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Earn Your Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education 100% 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 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

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.

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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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