Higher Education

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Higher Education with higher impact.


College is the start of a new and exciting chapter in a student's life. It can be the launchpad for pursuing their future dreams and passions. Whether you're called to work in a residence hall, with a college athletic team, or on a university's administration, with a master's degree in Higher Education from JBU, you'll be equipped to positively influence the lives of college students through a pivotal time in their academic, social, and spiritual development. 

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Planning to pursue your Ed.D.? JBU has an agreement with Bethel University that allows our M.A. in Higher Education graduates to receive advanced standing in its Ed.D. program. Learn more here.

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Who is the M.A. in Higher Education for?

The M.A. in Higher Education is for students who want to work with college students and help guide them through a pivotal time in their development. Some examples of jobs for Graduates of this program would be working in a residence director, with a college athletic team, or in the university's administration.

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Schedule a call with an admissions counselor to learn more about the higher education program. 

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Study Higher Education

At JBU, you'll learn from men and women who have extensive academic training and years of professional experience as leaders in higher education. This will help you become more equipped to apply your knowledge to the world of higher education.


According to a survey conducted by the JBU Career Development Center for 2018-2019 graduates, 91% of graduate students landed within 6 months of graduation.*

*landed: employed, grad school, volunteer, or military

Program length 

The M.A. in Higher Education is 30 credit hours. The program can be completed in less than two years.


Program Format

This program is offered 100% online; coursework can be completed on your schedule from wherever you are.

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Benefits of JBU's Higher Education program


Complete your coursework on your schedule through the flexible, fully online graduate program.

Receive one-on-one support and feedback from professors.

Gain expertise from passionate, knowledgeable instructors with years of professional experience.

Graduate feeling equipped to honor God and serve others by studying higher education from a biblical worldview.

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More Information about Higher Ed at JBU 

This brochure includes a note from the Department Chair, more information about program specifics, and goals of the M.A. in Higher Education program.


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