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Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

To be considered for admission, individuals interested in earning their M.Ed. at UVU must successfully complete all admission criteria.

  1. Bachelor degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Minimum 3.0 grade point average in undergraduate work.
  3. Complete all application criteria.
  4. Interview with School of Education Graduate Committee.


The Higher Education emphasis provides instruction and learning through a cohort-based model. The Higher Ed. curriculum focuses on the following components:

  1. Practical approaches to higher education leadership
  2. Student success and development
  3. Diversity and inclusion
  4. Planning and budgeting
  5. Law and policy
  6. Individual and institutional leadership

All courses are offered as evening classes so individuals can continue to work while they complete their degree.


Core Requirements

12 Credits
Research Methods 
3 Credits
Masters Project
3 Credits
Project II
1 Credit
Applied Statistics for Education
3 Credits
Project I
1 Credit
Project III
1 Credit

Emphasis Requirements

18 Credits
Foundations & Contexts of Higher Ed
3 Credits
Leadership and Management in Higher Education
3 Credits
Law-Policy-Ethics in Higher Ed     
3 Credits
Student Success and Development
3 Credits
Planning-Budget-Organizational Effectiveness
3 Credits
Diversity in Higher Education
3 Credits
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Application Deadlines
Priority Admission: December 10
Regular Admission: January 10
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