Program Overview

Mid-America Christian University is currently offering a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration. This degree program give students an intensive and complete education in how to effectively lead and manage in a university, college or other higher education institution. Students will examine the foundations of higher education such as student activities, residence life, admissions, service learning, orientation, career services, and academic education. Graduates will leave with an understanding of advanced academic theory and how education policy affects students, faculty and its surrounding community. Mid-America Christian University includes a focus in Christian values with this program. Students will learn how Christian culture and ethics fits into the current higher education landscape. Specific attention is paid on how to integrate Christian values into a broad range of institutional leadership roles and responsibilities.

Students in this program will be able to complete this degree program with high levels of flexibility. Because it is offered in both an accredited and online format, students will be able to quickly earn their degree while continuing to work full-time. Students can expect to complete a total of 34 credit hours of online classes. These classes will cover topics such as higher education law, education history, theology, administration and leadership. Students will also complete a year-long research project that will give them practical experience to use immediately in an administrative career. All classes are taught by experienced online instructors.  All students will work closely with an academic mentor who will guide them through the program and offer applicable advice for their future career.

To be admitted into this program, students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, earned with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Students must possess a bachelor's degree earned with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

    School Overview

    The university first opened in 1953 as the South Texas Bible Institute in Houston, Texas. By 1955, the school offered a four-year degree and changed its name to the Gulf Coast Bible College. Today Mid-America Christian University is a four-year, private not-for-profit liberal arts institution. Associated with the Church of God, Mid-America Christian’s mission statement “prepares students through a Wesleyan perspective to create, collaborate, and innovate to solve local and global problems for the glory of God through Jesus Christ and the good of society.”

    MACU offers Bible-based liberal programs and ministry education, extending more than 25 fields of study for graduates and undergraduates. The school offers certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Students have the option to complete degrees delivered online, offered through once-weekly accelerated formats, or hybrid sessions. Online coursework is available for first-time students, returning students and graduate programs. Online degree programs offer certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees.


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