Master Of Education Higher Education
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-week Courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 11, 2020
NCATE through CAEP

Enter the Exciting Field of Higher Education with a Masters in Education (M.Ed.) – Higher Education

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Education in Higher Education degree is designed to prepare students and professionals for the field of postsecondary education. This program addresses the issues in the changing climate of higher education and prepares higher education professionals to navigate the complexity of systems influenced by modern societal issues.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master in Education – Higher Education Online Program?

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Education program strives to provide students with both practical and theoretical knowledge. Liberty University continues to produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers, and who have dedicated their lives to educational leadership. Concurrent with this goal, the graduate programs offered by the School of Education are designed to prepare candidates for effective leadership in colleges, K-12 school systems, businesses, and government agencies. The School of Education is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).

We don’t just train educators — we train educators who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. It’s who you are and who you aspire to become. We want to help you reach your goals, so we’re making a master’s degree more affordable. You can add to your skill set, broaden your professional capacity, and make a bigger impact on your students with an online graduate degree in education from Liberty University.

What Are the Benefits of an Online Masters in Education – Higher Education Degree?

  • Increased job opportunities, especially in the growing field of higher education
  • Increased knowledge in the education sector
  • Opportunities to impact your community through quality teaching

You may also be interested in exploring our master’s degrees in teaching or school counseling.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Master of Education – Higher Education?

When you pursue Liberty University’s online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education, you’ll be receiving the training you’ll need to be an effective leader and administrator in higher education. Throughout this program, you’ll discover that your core curriculum will cover the social and political aspects, economics and finance, and student support and services of higher education. Additionally, you’ll learn more specific information depending on which area of study you choose.

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Degree Information
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Admission Requirements

Educational Leadership

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Education in Higher Education – Educational Leadership will prepare you for effective leadership in post-secondary education settings. This degree will combine ethical perspective with accredited academics by giving you the opportunity to master skills in community relations, diverse education settings, and other areas of leadership.

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Potential Career Options

  • University admissions
  • Educational research teams

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Instructional Design and Technology

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Education in Higher Education – Instructional Design and Technology will equip you to analyze elements of the historical and philosophical influences pertaining to governance, administration, and leadership in institutions of higher education. Students will also identify theoretical knowledge with the practical skills necessary for advanced career positions in higher education.

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Potential Career Options

  • Educational research team
  • Course design and administration

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Master of Education – Higher Education Program Highlights

  • You will be earning your Master in Education online from a nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, which sets you apart from others in your field.
  • While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we actually lowered our tuition for our Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education programs for the 2019-20 academic year. At $415 per credit hour for full time (at least 9 credits per semester), Liberty University’s M.Ed. online is now available at one of the lowest tuition rates for this degree in the country.

  • Students will have access to a wide variety of resources and materials found through Liberty University’s Jerry Falwell Library’s search portal.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour).
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • This program is offered in an 8-week course format, with 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times!

Admission Requirements for the Master of Education – Higher Education

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admission-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.