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2015 Higher Ed Summer Institute Postcard Front

June 7-20, 2015


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.


Week One – Morning
The Higher Education Professional
Foundations of Learning and Knowledge
Leadership and Change

Week One – Afternoon
Elective: Gender and Higher Education
Elective: Legal Issues in Higher Education
Elective: Spiritual Formation in Higher Education
Foundations of Educational Research

Week Two – Morning
College Student Success
History of Higher Education
Capstone in Higher Education

Week Two – Afternoon
Foundations of Campus Diversity
Foundations of Higher Education