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Master of Higher Education

A Master of Higher Education degree online at Grace College will explore a unique curriculum that starts with a look at the historical context of the field and builds an appreciation for the institution of higher education.

As you consider an array of online colleges and universities for Higher Education Masters Programs near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Grace, you will discover an accredited online master’s degree, taught with a biblical worldview. A Grace Online Master of Higher Education Degree will help you make workable connections between legal, government, and financial issues, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college online context. 

This program is for building your professional development career and creating an impact in a higher education career. Students completing a Master of Higher Education will graduate with a biblically sound and balanced view of the field, current awareness of the trends in higher education, and a sharpened perception of the world acquired through assessment, evaluation, and research. This is the only Higher Education Masters Program offered exclusively online, taught by professors who all have terminal degrees and extensive experience in the field.

Future higher education professional, the way forward is Grace.

Ideal Fit

Unlock Opportunities

The Master of Higher Education Online degree is perfect for those who want to grow their careers in the field of Higher Ed.

Cooperative Effective Communicators Servant Leaders Culturally Responsive

Career Opportunities

New careers are within your grasp.

This Higher Education Masters program will equip you to lead and develop student leaders on campus.

  • Student Affairs Administrator
  • Dean of Students
  • Director of Campus Activities
  • Campus Chaplain
  • Campus Ministries Director
  • Learning Center Coordinator
  • Career Services Rep
Become a Career Counselor with Grace College’s Online Master’s in Higher Education

I am thankful for the Masters of Higher Education program at Grace because it has set me up well with the necessary skills to work within student development while challenging me to continue learning about my own impact as a higher education professional.

Brileigh Malott

Resident Director, Lee University

Curriculum Examples

Student Affairs in Higher Education
Legal Issues in Higher Education
Leadership in Higher Education
Grant Writing
The College Student

Course Overview

This course will be an intense study of theory and developmental patterns which are necessary in guiding the student affairs professional. Content is designed to increase the understanding of how student services, activities, health and wellness, and all areas of student affairs are organized, administered, and assessed.

You will learn to recognize concerns while processing and analyzing law in areas such as student rights and privacy laws, sexual harassment, tort liability, federal, and judicial reputations, distinction between public and private sectors, all the while learning and understanding the need for clear judicial affairs policy.

Students will engage a variety of leadership theories, models and organizational frameworks and then apply those theories, models, and structure to leading within the field of higher education. Because leadership in higher education is inherently organizational and undergoing tremendous change, a large portion of the course will be devoted to navigating change within organizational structures and utilizing the strengths of institutions.

This course will focus on identifying private foundations and corporations whose philanthropic mission aligns with the vision of a non-profit organization chosen by the student. Students will conduct research on foundations and corporations and craft letters of inquiry and grant proposals. Students will develop a basic knowledge of grant writing process and display understanding of the content through the development of a grant proposal.

This course examines the patterns of college students from several different viewpoints. You will learn distinctives and differences in generational cohorts, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, as well as other characteristics of the American college student.


Admission Requirements

How to Apply

In order to be considered for enrollment in one of the graduate programs at Grace, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for the Master of Science in Higher Education program. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, undergraduate GPA: minimum 2.75, and complete the application process. We recommend that you apply for admission at least one month before the next entry term. Students applying after the deadline are considered on a space available basis. It is best to apply early!

  • Online Application

    After all parts of your application have been completed and received in our enrollment office, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

  • Transcript Request

    Request official transcripts from the school where you obtained your bachelor’s degree. If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to admissions@grace.edu.

  • Acceptance Process

    When all of the steps have been completed, you will be advised of the Admissions Committee’s decision. The Admissions Committee may request that you submit additional materials and/or that you interview with a representative of the College.

  • Enrollment Deposit

    Upon acceptance, submit your $100 Enrollment Deposit to accept your offer of admission. Your $100 deposit will be credited to your student account. Welcome to the Grace College community!

    Submit your deposit


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Additional Program Details


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