Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE)
Connect. Form. Inspire.
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.
Our Goal Is 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.
Accreditation & 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:
- Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)
- American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
- Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
Why Choose MAHE at Taylor University?
The reputation and credibility of the MAHE program draws students from all over the country and even around the world. MAHE students learn from professors and professionals in the field of higher education in a Christian environment that cultivates community and discipleship.
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How Will I Benefit Academically From Taylor’s MAHE Program?
Our faculty is comprised of experienced and highly-qualified professors who wholly invest in their students and the courses they teach. Taylor students are trained using the scholar-practitioner model. Key components of this model are thoughtful research and interactive classroom instruction with faculty and peers. This enables you to gain the knowledge, skills, values, and practical experiences necessary to deliver effective practices in higher education. You will complete a master’s thesis, which provides an excellent opportunity to make a scholarly contribution to the field of higher education. All credit hours are completed on campus in a traditional classroom setting.
What Experience Will I Gain Outside of the Classroom?
At Taylor, we value practical learning through assistantships. Because of this, every full-time MAHE student is guaranteed an assistantship while in the two-year program. This provides incredible learning opportunities and field experience for you as well as the undergraduate students whom you will be leading and serving.
You will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a 2-week study abroad experience in Wales as a capstone to the international higher education course. You will attend the Society for Research in Higher Education conference and annual meetings, and visit universities in the United Kingdom. This experience helps deepen your global understanding in ways that will equip you to serve and support the growing realm of international higher education.
What Makes Taylor’s MAHE Program Unique?
The MAHE program utilizes the cohort model, providing a distinctive learning experience with a small group of peers. Students come from a variety of institutions including small private colleges, large public universities, and institutions in between. These unique geographical and educational backgrounds bring significant diversity of experiences and perspectives to classroom discussion and interaction and contribute greatly to the cohort model.
We see this element as an essential part of how we encourage one another to seek the life to which God has called us. Living life together at Taylor provides educational, personal, relational, and spiritual accountability presenting growth opportunities we need to truly follow Christ.
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