A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846


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

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

The following application items are required for our Master of Arts in Higher Education & Student Development application process:

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Application Process

Admissions Application

The following application materials must be completed by one of our three application deadlines: October 15, December 1, or January 31*.

  1. Admissions Narrative
    • 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
  2. Resumé
    You will upload this during the online application.
  3. Transcripts
    Submit official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions to Taylor University via mail (address provided during online application process).
  4. References
    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.

Admissions Interview

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.

Assistantship Interview Day

All students accepted into MAHE will receive a Graduate Assistantship position.

Updated assistantship opportunities and more information concerning Assistantship Interview Day will be communicated after admissions decisions are made. To see descriptions of recent assistantships and to better understand the many types of assistantship opportunities offered, please read the provided assistantship information.

Additional Information

  • 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.