We are delighted to provide a graduate opportunity in the field of higher education that is committed to academic rigor and undergirded by a Christian perspective. Our 36-credit program provides solid theoretical and professional foundations while offering substantial flexibility to professionals.
The Summer Institute program was specifically designed for professionals who wish to earn a master’s degree without having to leave their current settings permanently or attend classes two or three nights per week. Students can complete the degree in just three years, by taking four courses during a two-week period early each summer and finishing their coursework during the ensuing academic year. Students may also opt to complete the program in a longer period of time by attending only one week of the Institute.
The Summer Institute requires 30 core credits and six elective credits to complete the program.
In addition to classes, the Summer Institute provides many opportunities for informal conversations and for recreation. The MAHE program also provides several meals each week to encourage a collegial atmosphere and to help defray costs.
Ultimately, the goal of the Master of Arts in Higher Education program is to prepare thoughtful Christian practitioners who have a heart for pursuing God’s call in a college or university setting.
Foundations of Higher Education – Dr. Keith Martel
Foundations of Campus Diversity – Dr. Jolyn Dahlvig
Foundations of Educational Research – Dr. Jenny Carter
Residence Life – Jamie Swank, J.D.
Principles of Effective Teaching – Dr. Stephanie Santarosa
Advanced Leadership and Organizational Studies – John Coyne
Leadership and Change – Neil Best and Brian Jensen
Historical Foundations of Higher Education – Dr. Brad Frey
Capstone in Higher Education – Dr. Keith Martel
Foundations of Learning and Knowledge – Dr. Don Opitz