MEd - Higher Education Administration Concentration

Program Overview:

This online course of study is for professionals looking to pursue a career in a non-academic aspect of higher education. Most students are currently working in areas such as admissions, financial aid, student affairs, and athletics with an ultimate goal of moving into a management position. The degree provides a great overview of the higher education landscape, while exposing students to the purpose and functions of a variety of the key departments at a typical college or university.

Tiffin Universityís M.Ed. Higher Ed Administration program was recently recognized as one of the best in the nation. Tiffin University has been continuing to grow online masterís degrees for many years and has excellent faculty, staff, and support services to help students succeed.

Did you know?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for post-secondary education administrators as reported in 2010 is $83,710 annually, or $40.24 per hour.

Post-secondary administration employment is expected to grow by 19 percent through 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Potential Career Opportunities in Higher Education Administration:

  • Director of Admissions
  • Director of Financial Aid
  • Registrar
  • Director of Student Affairs
  • Dean of Students
  • Athletic Director
  • Director of Enrollment Services
  • Director of Recruitment
  • Adjunct or Part-Time Faculty


All Tiffin University students in the Online Master of Education - Higher Education Administration Concentration program fulfill their academic requirements for graduation by completing courses in the following areas.

Core Curriculum
Philosophy of Education (2 credit hours)
Diversity in Education (2 credit hours)
Technology for Educators (2 credit hours)
Educational Leadership (2 credit hours)
World History of Education (2 credit hours)
Psychology & Sociology of Learning (2 credit hours)
Ethical & Legal Issues in Education (2 credit hours)

Educational Research (2 credit hours)
ePortfolio Capstone Project (2 credit hours)

Concentration Curriculum

Student Enrollment and Retention (2hrs)
Assessment and Student Learning (2hrs)
Crisis Prevention in Educations (2hrs)
Higher Education Finance and Budgeting (2hrs)
Choose two of the following courses:
Issues in Student Affairs (2hrs)
Human Resource Management in Educational Organizations (2hrs)
Higher Education Athletic and Sports Management (2hrs)

Total Semester Hours for the Degree (30 credit hours)

Meet our School of Arts & Sciences faculty

Online classes are all offered in seven (7) week terms starting in January, March, May, July, August, and October
Earn your degree in as little as 18 months (for full time students)

  • Discounts: Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) member, active military member & spouses, Commodore Perry Credit Union, LA County Employee
  • Accreditations: Higher Learning Commission.