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Higher Ed - Admissions & Financial Aid

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Admission requirements:

Perhaps the most important requirement for admission into the MA in Higher Education Program is a student's desire to pursue a vocation in service to God in the college or university setting. We will also closely evaluate students' academic accomplishments in an accredited college (minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale); general preparation in pursuing a program in which biblical understanding is important; gifts, styles, and interests (through letters of recommendation); and, motivations for pursuing the degree (essay). The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission. The components of a completed application are described on the next page. Applications are reviewed as they are received.

Current program costs:

Tuition costs for 2015-2016: $655/credit hour
All textbooks are included in the program at no additional cost.

Application Procedures

Applicants seeking regular admission to the HED Program must submit:

  1. Transcripts of all undergraduate or previous graduate work. Please have official transcripts sent to the address outlined below. 
  2. A sample of your writing either in the form of a paper from a previous academic experience or a work-related report that demonstrates proficiency in critical thinking or analytical ability.
  3. A short essay (400-500 words) indicating your motivation for participation in the HED Program.
  4. Three letters of recommendation, including both professional and academic references, which indicate your capacity to pursue graduate level education.

Return completed applications to:

Geneva College
Master of Arts in Higher Education
3200 College Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

It has been the historic practice of Geneva College to provide equal opportunity in education and employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origins, sex, or handicap.

Financial aid is available for students in the program. For specific information, contact the HED Office. Students who maintain at least a half-time status of 5 credits per semester qualify for Loan Deferments.
Online forms for financial aid can be filled out at