Jun 27, 2022
The Master of Education – Higher Education is designed to prepare graduates to serve in administrative capacities within the university, community college, and for-profit settings, with an emphasis on student affairs, intercollegiate athletics, and higher education organization.
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Plan Admission Requirements
Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- A completed application and official copies of all college transcripts
- Two letters of professional/academic recommendation
- Submission of an official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last 5 years.
- A minimum GPA of 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate work
- Evidence of a minimum of two years satisfactory teaching or administrative experience (or equivalent) preferred but not required
- Statement of Interest
- Indication of interest in a graduate assistantship, when applicable
All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.
Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.
Total Credits Required: 37
Required Courses – Credits: 12
Core Research Course – Credits: 3
Additional Research Course – Credits: 3
Select one of the following:
Elective Courses - Credits: 15
Complete 15 credits of advisor-approved elective course work. Courses may be selected from but are not limited to, the following three emphasis areas.
Intercollegiate Athletics Emphasis
Administrative Leadership Emphasis
Capstone Course – Credits: 1
- The student must complete a minimum of 37 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
- All courses in the program must be at the 600-level or above, with 50% at the 700-level.
- The Master of Education (M.Ed.) – Higher Education is a non-thesis program, which requires the successful completion of a capstone project taken during the final semester.
Plan Graduation Requirements
- The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation from both degrees up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
- The student must successfully complete the capstone course.