Master’s in Higher Education Online (M.Ed.) Empowering the Future of Academic Leadership


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

If you love working with college students and helping them prepare for success after graduation, then Liberty’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education may be right for you. This degree will build on your teaching and administrative skills to help you qualify for top roles in the field of postsecondary education.

If you want to work in the administrative side of education, our program can help you get there. Earning an M.Ed. degree is a great way to go beyond the classroom and pursue a broader range of jobs within the education system. Whether you want to work for a college, government agency, or nonprofit, our higher education program can equip you to shape education policy and lead your students to success.

Higher education professionals handle everything from curriculum design and instructional content to alumni relations and student enrollment. With our online M.Ed. in Higher Education, you’ll receive the training needed to succeed in many leadership roles.

In this program, you’ll examine the major trends and problems facing colleges and universities in the 21st century. Many issues related to higher education will be explored, including culture, history, politics, economics, and public policy. By understanding the current state of our education system, you can make wise decisions as an academic leader or administrator.

To help students succeed — both in school and in a future career — you need to understand their personal, academic, and financial needs. Our M.Ed. program covers the essentials of academic advising, career guidance, student retention, and academic support. You’ll explore effective methods for promoting student success and making a difference in the lives of college students.

At the end of this program, you’ll complete case studies and develop a capstone project, allowing you to further explore current issues in education. You’ll also gain the tools needed to establish a professional network, assemble a teaching portfolio, and contribute to discussions about higher education.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Dean of admissions
  • Director of academic advising
  • Director of career services
  • Educational consultant
  • Leadership program administrator
  • Residential life coordinator

n this program, you’ll get to choose the degree track that offers the specialized expertise you need. Each area of study can help you gain knowledge and skills that match your personal interests and career goals.

No matter which area of study you choose, you’ll take core courses that will give you a thorough understanding of the American education system.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Education Full Time $415/Credit
Graduate Education Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit


Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.