Texas Tech University

Master of Education in Higher Education

The Master of Education online program in Higher Education (M.Ed.), offered by the College of Education, provides opportunities for individuals who seek careers in middle management and leadership positions at community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. The two-year program consists of 36 graduate hours and is offered in a prescribed cohort model.

Program Overview

  • 36 hours master's program with no thesis
  • Coursework is completed online.
  • The program is designed to be completed in two years with students taking six (6) credit hours each fall and spring semester and six (6) hours during the summer.
  • Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University.
  • Program Website

Application Process

  1. Apply to Texas Tech University's Graduate School as a master's student. When asked to select a major, be sure to choose the degree entry that corresponds to your area of interest, followed by the word online.
  2. Apply for financial aid and/or scholarships and College of Education Graduate Scholarships.
    • Financial aid is distributed based on full-time enrollment and several other eligibility requirements. Your enrolled hours as of the 12th day of class in the fall and spring semesters determines your enrollment status for the semester, and financial aid is disbursed accordingly. Attending less than full-time could mean a reduction in aid. Learn more about Student status..
  3. Upon your acceptance into the Graduate School and the College of Education, you will work with a faculty advisor to develop a degree plan. If you receive a letter of rejection, you may contact the Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research, 806.742.1998, ext. 436, for advisement regarding the admissions appeals process.
    • The Graduate School and the College of Education will notify you of your admissions status by updating the Applications tab in your Raiderlink.

Program Requirements

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree

Courses are offered in two year cycles beginning each fall. Students usually take two courses per semester. There are no required on-campus classes; however, opportunities for face-to-face meetings with faculty members and students will be provided throughout the program.

Required Courses
EDHE 5001 Legal Aspects and Crisis Management in Higher Education
EDHE 5300 History of Higher Education
EDHE 5303 Access and Equity in Higher Education
EDHE 5341 Assessment in Higher Education
EDHE 5313 The Comprehensive Community College
EDHE 5332 Student Services in Higher Education
EDHE 5334 College Student Development
EDHE 5321 Administration in Higher Education
EDHE 5323 Funding in Higher Education
EDHE 5393 Internship in Higher Education
EDHE 6310 Higher Education Research Design
EDHE 5001 Master's Capstone (Group or Individual Problem Based Project)
Total 36 Credit Hours

Additional Information

Students admitted into the program must attend a mandatory onsite one-day orientation on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX prior to the first semester of enrollment. Failure to attend the orientation will result in delayed admittance or withdrawal of acceptance to the program.

Students must complete 150 hours of supervised internship training at a site that offers opportunities for students to engage in both group and individual higher education administrative work. Refer to the Internship Handbook for complete details.

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