Taylor University is seeking applicants who are committed to preparing themselves professionally and personally. Applicants must possess or anticipate a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university and should demonstrate undergraduate and/or professional experience related to student development or other higher education leadership.
The following application items are required for our Master of Arts in Higher Education & Student Development application process:
The following application materials must be completed by January 31st*.
- Admissions Narrative
This 600-1000 word document should explain why you wish to enroll in the Taylor University MAHE program, including:
- Work Experience (professional, student or other) related to higher education and/or student development
- Personal qualities likely to lend to your success in the field of higher education
- Professional goals
- Educational goals
- Admissions Video
As part of the online application, submit a link to a short one to two minute video that includes your name, undergraduate institution and major, and a brief explanation of why you are interested in the MAHE program. Specific video instructions are included in the online application.
You will upload this during the online application.
Submit official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions to Taylor University via mail (address provided during online application process).
Submit email addresses for three references: two academic (or one academic, one student leadership) and one pastoral.
*Application Fee: If applying after January 31st, a non-refundable $100 application fee must be made at the end of the application process.
All students accepted into MAHE will receive a Graduate Assistantship position.
- Read provided assistantship information for more details on available Graduate Assistantships.
- Submit the online Assistantship Application by January 31st to provide information about your preferences.
We will schedule an admissions interview with you beginning in January.
On-campus interviews are highly recommended. If you are unable to make it for an in-person interview, a video or phone conference interview is required.
- A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for admission; those below this level will be considered if they submit acceptable, official scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
- The program is limited to 15-20 students each year.
- Only candidates with completed applications will be considered for acceptance.
- While interviews may be conducted in January, the enrollment committee will not review applications prior to January 31, and acceptance/rejection/waiting list notifications will not be sent until February.
- On-campus interviews are highly recommended.
- Please contact us if you have questions about this process.
Free Application Deadline
Jan - Feb
Assistantship Interview Day