Jun 10, 2023
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
- Optional GRE Submission: official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last 5 years. The UNLV Higher Education Program has chosen to use GRE Scores as an optional part of the M.Ed. application process. GRE scores that are strong may help an applicant with a lower GPA. This is because, along with other components of the application, strong GREs may suggest that a lower GPA does not reflect an applicant’s academic potential (if this is the case for you, talk about it in your personal statement). We want all applicants to be able to represent themselves in the best possible light; thus, we leave applicants the option of adding scores if it will help them. NOTE: Exceptional GRE scores may not help overcome very low GPAs.
- 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: 36
Required Courses – Credits: 12
Core Research Course – Credits: 3
Additional Research Course – Credits: 3
Select one of the following:
Elective Courses - Credits: 12
Complete 12 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: 3
- The student must complete a minimum of 36 credits 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 successfully complete the capstone course.
Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.