Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE)

Connect. Form. Inspire.

Completed applications for the MAHE Program will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis until each fall cohort has reached enrollment capacity.

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

We seek to:

  • Connect you to the best of higher educational research, thought, and practice.
  • Form change-agents who combine 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 that student development programs played a critical role in the educational process. Rediger’s philosophy sees those who work in student affairs as teachers and their classrooms as residence halls, counseling offices, and student government meeting rooms on 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 has also become partially 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 distinct 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:

At a Glance

paid graduate
assistantship per student

4 semesters,
summers off

credit hours all on campus

approx. tuition per year