Master of Arts in Higher Education
Advance your career and increase your earning potential with a 100% online Master of Arts in Higher Education degree from the University of Louisville. Our innovative curriculum and award-winning faculty provide an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Why choose UofL? You will…
Learn from faculty with distinguished academic credentials, industry experience and a strong commitment to applied research
Earn your degree in as little as two years
Interact with other online learners across the globe
Increase your earning potential and career opportunities
The College of Education and Human Development’s fully online Master of Arts in Higher Education program is largely oriented toward the challenges of leadership and administration in contemporary higher education in the United States.
Graduates from the program:
- Know about the historical and philosophical foundations of American higher education
- Understand and can apply administrative skills such as planning, human resource management, finance and budgeting
- Know about the responsibilities and roles of college and university faculty
- Use contemporary methods and technology to conduct and use research relevant to postsecondary administration
- Understand issues of cultural diversity and know about the global context of postsecondary administration
Note : Please note that currently the Sports Administration concentration courses are not available online.
The M.A. in Higher Education is well-suited for those who are already employed in staff or administrative positions in colleges and universities as well as for those seeking employment in higher education. Graduates of the program work in a wide variety of administrative positions in virtually all departments at both public and private 2- and 4-year colleges and universities.
Prospective students must submit an application for admission and pay the $60 non-refundable application fee. Additionally:
As part of the application process, students are required to submit all official transcripts. The minimum requirement for admission is the baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
Each applicant is required to submit at least two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant's academic and/or professional capabilities and potential.
Each applicant is required to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). To be considered for unconditional admission, students are required to have a minimum combined score of 800.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all foreign students from countries in which English is not the native language. Students holding a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States are exempt from this requirement.
Each applicant must submit a resume and a one page professional goals statement.
For unconditional admission, students are required to have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average, or 2.75 grade point average for the senior college years.
Note: Meeting GRE score and GPA minimums do not guarantee a student will be accepted to the program.
Credentials should be mailed to:
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Applications received at least six weeks prior to the beginning of a term will be given priority.
If you live outside of the United States and intend to complete an online academic program from your home country, be sure to view special requirements for international students.