• M.Ed. in Higher Education

    Serve with Passion.

    Passionate, principled leaders are needed at the forefront of contemporary challenges in higher education. A biblical and values-driven approach to leadership means you will follow your passion to impact others, while maintaining your integrity and enriching your leadership skills. The exploration of faith and learning in a Christ-centered academic environment will equip you to make a lasting impact on students and colleagues.


student pictureThe M.Ed. in Higher Education is a 36-hour, non-thesis degree program that is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the skills necessary to lead on a college or university campus and support the implementation of the institution's mission and vision.

Concentration Tracks

Students choose from two different 36-hour, non-thesis degree tracks:

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general graduate admission requirements, full admission to this program requires satisfactory scores on the verbal and quantitative or analytical sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A student with a satisfactory grade point average may enroll their first semester without a GRE score. The GRE must be completed prior to the second semester.

DBU students or alumni who are applying one year prior to or after graduation from their undergraduate program may be eligible for the Fast Track Admission Process.


  • Overall GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • or GPA of 3.5 or higher over last 60 hours of undergraduate program

Waived Items:

  • $25 Application Fee
  • 2 Recommendation Letters
  • GRE

How Our Graduates Impact Their World

students outside Graduates in the M.Ed. in Higher Education stand out as leaders among their peers in a variety of positions within post-secondary institutions. Drawing on their Christ-centered, inter-disciplinary foundation, they are exceptionally trained to make a significant contribution in fields ranging from higher education administration, student personnel work, university development/advancement, or teaching on the college level.




Dual Master's Degrees

Through Dallas Baptist University's Dual Master's Degree programs, students may work simultaneously toward two degrees. In most cases, a dual degree student can complete both degrees with only one additional year of study. Students successfully completing the program earn two degrees upon graduation.

A dual degree provides the flexibility to study additional areas of interest, which can then broaden career possibilities and increase the competitive edge in today's economy for the successful student.

Learn about our Dual Master Degree Opportunities

Contact the Director

 Dr. Sena Baker 
 Academic Director
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Course Convenience

  • Online Courses
  • Hybrid Courses (Classroom and Online)
  • Evening and Weekend Courses

Explore the option to earn your M.Ed. in Higher Education completely online!

“The faculty and staff at DBU work closely with students to equip them with the knowledge and skills for future employment and leadership opportunities.”

— Dr. Sena Baker, M.Ed. Director

“I have been able to conduct research in areas of interest and learn about aspects of higher education that I had not previously considered.”

— Susan Watts, M.Ed. Graduate
Online Course Developer