Texas Tech University

Master of Education in Higher Education - Online

The Master of Education online program in Higher Education (M.Ed.) offers 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.

Qualified applicants should preferably have experience working in or have direct access to either a public or private two-year or four-year higher education institution or state or federal educational agency serving higher education. Successful applicants will need direct access to an institution of higher education in order to successfully complete selected course assignments.

How does this degree advance my career?

The Master of Education program in Higher Education offers opportunities for individuals who seek careers in entry level to middle management, teaching, and leadership positions at community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. Graduates of the master's program in Higher Education will be collaborative, team-oriented, practitioner-based professionals who have the abilities to name, frame, evaluate, and develop solutions to higher education problem(s) of practice.

How is the program delivered?

All courses for the M.Ed. are delivered as online courses. Students should also take into consideration that there will be some required synchronous (all students meet at the same time) class meetings that occur each semester. These required class meetings will be conducted online utilizing our learning management system, Blackboard. These class meetings will be held in the evenings and will be in Central Standard Times (CST). A high speed internet connection and audio capabilities are required. For additional information regarding Blackboard please visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/lms/.

Orientation

Students are also required to attend a one day on-campus orientation in Lubbock, TX prior to the start of the fall semester. Typically this occurs on a Friday in late July.

Course of Study / Course Sequence

The Master in Higher Education curriculum has been developed to assist students to develop the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies needed by higher education administrators of tomorrow. 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. Consult the appropriate Master's of Education Online Program Handbook, page 13 for the full course sequence.

Trademark Outcomes

Texas Tech graduate students possess distinctive skills and can produce distinctive products, qualities which establish these students as leaders in their fields. Understanding the importance of equity and social justice, graduates of the program will be collaborative, team-oriented, practitioner-based professionals who have the ability to name, frame, evaluate, and develop solutions to higher education problem (s) of practice.

Distinctive Skills

  1. Students will become Higher Education administrators who clearly understand the multiple purposes of higher education and effectively assess the lived experiences of the multiple audiences in higher education environments.
  2. Students will become Higher Education administrators who utilize effective communication and collaborative skills in team environments.

Distinctive Product

Graduates of the Higher Education program will be able to develop and evaluate the impact of a solution to higher education problem(s) of practice. These solutions will be characterized by the use of team-based collaboration and its enrichment by diverse views and people.

The development and achievement of these distinctive skills will be assessed throughout the program using Masters Higher Education Administrator Evaluation Rubric (see program handbook).

Transfer Policy

The program does not accept transfer hours. All students admitted to the program will be required to complete all 36 hours of the prescribed course curriculum. Students who are pursuing a second master's degree are encouraged to investigate the doctoral programs in Higher Education.

Tuition and Fees

Information on Tuition and Fees can be found by visiting the Student Business Services webpage.

Handbooks

Download program handbooks from the Student Resources page