Higher Education

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Influence today's college students. Earn a master's degree in higher education.

Why You Should Study Higher Education at JBU

College is the start of a new and exciting chapter in a student's life – and you can be part of that. College can be the launchpad for pursuing their future dreams and passions, or for changing careers and improving the lives of their families. Whether you're called to work in student life, international programs, student services, institutional advancement, or another area of university administration, with a master's degree in Higher Education from JBU, you'll be equipped to positively influence the lives of college students and further the missions of these institutions.

At JBU, you can complete your coursework on your schedule through the flexible, fully online graduate program. You'll receive one-on-one feedback and support from professors with years of professional experience, and will graduate feeling equipped to honor God and serve other through studying higher education from a biblical worldview.

Schedule a call with an admissions counselor or call us directly at 800-528-4723

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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. 

Next, start your application and get accepted.  

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.


87% of JBU graduate students landed within 6 months of graduation, according to a survey conducted by the JBU Career Development Department for 2019-2020 graduates.*

*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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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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