EdS in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs Elevate Education, Empower Students, Engage Policy


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you aspire to work in a university setting as an administrator? Do you have a passion for implementing policies that can positively impact your students for years to come? With an Education Specialist in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs from Liberty University, you can! Partner with Liberty and be better equipped to make a difference in your career.

Our EdS allows you to develop and master a diverse range of marketable skills while you pursue positions at the collegiate level. Our student affairs specialization is specifically designed to help you take the next step in your career as you seek to improve the educational process and experience for your students.

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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

Our student affairs in higher education program can be completed 100% online with no set login times. That way, you can pursue your degree while remaining invested in your family, career, and community. With an EdS degree online from Liberty, you can receive a rewarding education that blends theory with praxis.

If you later decide to pursue an EdD in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs, most of your credits can transfer seamlessly from your EdS to your EdD. If you are already a student affairs professional, our degree can help you prepare to pursue positions of added responsibility. Or, if you are new to the field and looking to begin a career in student affairs, our EdS in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs can help provide the credentials you’ll need to stand out in applicant pools.

As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985, we know that quality education is critical. You will have access to professors who understand the process of educational administration and student affairs because they have years of experience working in these areas. Additionally, Liberty University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so you can be confident that you are receiving a world-class postgraduate credential.

In our EdS in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs, you will take courses that examine trends and patterns in education, current issues in education, legal issues and policies, and leadership and administration in student affairs. As you explore topics like these, you will build on your current skill set while learning how to develop new and innovative solutions to common problems in your field.

As you complete your core courses, you will dive deep into the nuances of higher education administration. Through analyzing program development, educational leadership, and policy analysis, you can be better prepared to identify trends and be proactive in your career.

In our program, you can learn how to create enriching experiences for students. With our specialization in student affairs, your studies will be student-centric as you research policy and strategy for student retention, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. You can also gain a deeper understanding of educational law, program assessment, and effective leadership strategies.

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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.

EdS and EdD Full Time $595/Credit
EdS and EdD Part Time $650/Credit
Military EdS and EdD $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 EdS and EdD 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)