3.0 GPA

Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Hybrid Classes


No GRE required.

6 Semesters

30 Credit Hours

Cost of Attendance

$347/per credit hour. $10,410 Total

Why This Program Is For You

UVU’s Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership is a six-semester program designed to prepare competent and compassionate leaders to serve in a variety of non-teaching roles in higher education.

You are passionate about higher education.

You are interested in growing your leadership.

You want to expand your network.

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


The Higher Education program 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.

About the Curriculum

This program can be completed in six semesters. Summer semesters follow an 8 week block June to July. Coursework is offered in the evenings, online and flexible learning (hybrid).


  1. Students design and propose an original intervention of their choice to make a meaningful impact in any area of higher education.
  2. Capstone coursework includes three one-credit Project Seminars (EDHE 696R) and one three-credit Graduate Capstone course (EDUC 6200). Project I begins in students’ first spring in the program and focuses on a literature review; Project II is in students’ second summer and focuses on needs assessment and local analysis; Project III is in students’ second fall and focuses on intervention and assessment design. Students complete the capstone in their final spring semester.
  3. Capstones are presented to a group of stakeholders organized by students.

For more information contact Graduate Studies Academic Advisor:

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