Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE)

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Connect. Form. Inspire.

The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Development (MAHE) program at Taylor University is built upon the foundation of a unique and longstanding institutional commitment to whole person higher education. To prepare our students as leaders and educators, our instructional methodology utilizes teaching, modeling, and applying exemplary higher education practices from a Christian perspective.

Our goals are to:

  • Connect you to the best of higher educational research, thought, and practice.
  • Form change-agents combining academic excellence, personal support, and Christ-centered vision.
  • Inspire your future work to encourage and serve college students, nurturing growth and fullness in all areas of their personal and professional lives.

Take the Next Step

Dr. Tim Herrmann discusses how the MAHE program prepares students for careers in higher education.

Interested? Learn about graduate assistantshipscontact our faculty, or better yet, visit our campus to meet with faculty and students face-to-face!

Listen to Dr. Tim Herrmann, Graduate Chair and Professor of Higher Education, as he discusses how the MAHE program prepares students for careers in higher education.


MAHE Heritage

In the mid 1960s, Taylor University President Milo Rediger determined a student development program played a critical role in the educational process. Rediger’s philosophy affirmed those in student affairs as teachers whose classrooms are residence halls, counseling offices and student government meeting rooms of the campus. From that point on, Taylor’s student development educators have been identified, trained, and positioned as members of the faculty.

Since 2007, MAHE has not only helped shape institutional operations and enhance community life at Taylor, but also is in part responsible for the unique brand of whole person education for which Taylor is known. MAHE was created so students could learn from those who have helped and are helping make Taylor’s student life so unique from other colleges.

Accreditation and Professional Standards

The Higher Learning Commission accredits the academic programs of Taylor University. Taylor partners with these programs for continued quality improvement, disciplinary and professional expectations, and professional preparation in students affairs:

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At a Glance

graduate assistantship

4 semesters, summers off

credit hours
all on campus

approx. total tuition, books and fees
(after minimum assistantship stipend)