M.Ed. in Higher Education – Student Affairs Degree Transform Students’ Lives


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you passionate about helping college students succeed? Do you want to pursue jobs that involve overseeing and developing student affairs programs and initiatives? Have you been looking to further your career in higher education administration? If so, Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education – Student Affairs degree may be for you!

Student affairs professionals serve in a variety of roles at colleges and universities. Their goal is to foster students’ academic and personal development by providing a variety of helpful services outside the classroom. Some examples of services provided by student affairs professionals include:

  • Academic advising
  • Alumni programs
  • Campus recreation
  • Career services
  • Commuter student life
  • Counseling services
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Residence life
  • Student activities
  • Student conduct

With Liberty’s student affairs graduate program, you can learn how to enrich and improve students’ college experience. You’ll also explore core topics in higher education so you can diversify your skill set and pursue administrative positions at universities across the country. Partner with us and prepare to promote student success!

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  • 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

At Liberty, we care about who you are and who you aspire to become. We seek to train up qualified educators who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. With our master’s degree in student affairs, you can develop the tools you need to lead with integrity in Christian, public, and private school settings.

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, Liberty seeks to offer programs that meet your needs as a student and as a professional. Our student affairs master’s program is 100% online, so you won’t have to sacrifice your time or money attending classes on campus. You can complete your assignments wherever and whenever it’s most convenient for you without putting your life on hold.

Liberty is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). You can pursue your master’s in student affairs with confidence knowing that our program has met rigorous academic standards and accreditation requirements.

Our graduate program in student affairs is broken down into 3 main parts: core higher education courses, the student affairs specialization, and professional courses. By studying under our experienced faculty, you can deepen your knowledge of higher education and explore foundational aspects of student affairs administration.

Your core courses will provide a broad overview of the postsecondary education system in the United States. You’ll examine the major trends, issues, and problems facing today’s colleges and universities and explore how financial and economic factors impact college students. You’ll also learn about various social and political issues that have shaped institutions of higher education in America. The capstone course is designed to enhance your professional development by allowing you to conduct research in the field of higher education.

Learn how to help meet your students’ academic, developmental, and economic needs. In this program, you will analyze various tools that are used to optimize student retention and performance, such as orientation programming, academic support/advising, campus life, and career guidance. You’ll also examine how policy at the federal, state, and district levels can affect decision-making in schools.

We created our student affairs area of study with your success in mind. Throughout your specialization courses, you can learn about the various functions of student affairs, student affairs administration, and critical areas of student support. You’ll also analyze current research in the field of student development and explore how theory informs best practice in the student affairs profession. By studying a theoretical and practical approach to student affairs, you can prepare to implement programs and initiatives that help your students thrive.

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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

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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.