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College of Education & Liberal Arts

M.Ed. in Higher Education

Cultivate the Success of Adult Learners with the M.Ed. in Higher Education

Discover how to create positive learning environments and rich experiences for college-level students through WilmU’s accredited master’s degree in Higher Education, designed with optimal flexibility and options for personalization.

Strong Foundational Core Plus Your Choice of Concentration

The core of this higher education master’s degree is a 15-credit certificate in Foundations of Higher Education, emphasizing research-based best practices. You can pair it with one or more 15-credit certificates in a concentration of your choice: Teaching, Student Affairs or Administration. The program culminates in a three-credit capstone project.

Hands-On Learning to Build Your Resume and Professional Network

Each concentration within the M.Ed. in Higher Education features an immersive three-credit field experience that allows you to build partnerships while engaging in leadership-style, supervised experiences in an area of your choice. You will assemble a professional portfolio with tangible assets showcasing your experiences, growth and reflections.

A Flexible M.Ed. That Accommodates Your Schedule

WilmU's Higher Education 100% online master's degree program lets you advance your education while working full time. Seven-week course options provide added schedule flexibility.

Choose from three concentrations, based on your career goals:

  • Teaching in Higher Education
  • Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • Administration in Higher Education
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Finish your M.Ed. in as little as 14 months.
11 courses
33 total credits

$1,611 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit course.
Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your M.Ed. in Higher Education degree.

The M.Ed. in Higher Education program is available in the following formats and locations:



WilmU Industry and Career Outlook

Graduates of WilmU College of Education programs are well-prepared for their careers.

13% Job Growth

800+ Annual Openings

$58.12 Median Hourly Earnings

Through expert instruction and hands-on experiences, this career-oriented M.Ed. in Higher Education prepares students to be engaged leaders in post-secondary education whether their role is teaching, administration or student services.— Dr. Jenine Buchanan, Program Chair
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