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As the higher education industry has assumed greater national importance, the need for qualified, trained support staff has increased in proportion. Today, there are nearly 3.5 million educational employees at US colleges–and nearly 2 million of those are in “non-instructional” positions.

MAHE graduates have been accepted for employment and/or doctoral studies at Harvard University, the University of Michigan, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Notre Dame, and Penn State. Today, Taylor graduates find success nationally and internationally.

Impact on Taylor’s Campus

Since 2007, the Master of Arts in Higher Education program has helped shape institutional operations and enhance community life at Taylor University, and has also become a critical ingredient of the unique brand of whole-person education for which Taylor is so well-known. The MAHE graduate program student retention rate is 95 percent, demonstrating that the institution is invested in students’ successful completion of the program.

Career Success

Nearly 100 percent of MAHE graduates are currently or previously employed at nearly 100 colleges and universities, including public and private liberal arts and research universities, community colleges and Ivy League academies throughout the United States.

In harmony with the global vision of the Great Commission, Taylor graduates have worked or are working in international higher education positions in Belize, Ireland, Korea, Lithuania, Switzerland, and other countries.

MAHE graduates have been offered employment in these career fields

  • Global Engagement
  • Residence Hall Director
  • New Student Orientation
  • Admissions
  • Residence Life Director
  • Campus Ministries
  • Athletics
  • Alumni Relations
  • Career Development
  • Student Leadership
  • Doctoral Studies
  • Student Programming
  • Social Concerns
  • Social Justice
  • Advancement

MAHE graduates have been offered employment at these U.S. higher education institutions

  • Anderson University (SC)
  • Asbury University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Bard College
  • Baylor University
  • Belmont University
  • Bethel University (MN)
  • Biola University
  • Bryan College
  • Cairn University
  • Calvin College
  • Christopher Newport University (VA)
  • College of Wooster
  • Community College of Allegheny County (PA)
  • Concordia University
  • Creighton University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Drury University
  • Duquesne University
  • East Texas Baptist University
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Eastern Nazarene College
  • Eastern University (PA)
  • Geneva College
  • George Fox University
  • Gordon College
  • Grace College
  • Grinnel College (IA)
  • Grove City College
  • Houghton University
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Huntington University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Jackson College (MI)
  • John Brown University
  • Kansas State University
  • LCC International University
  • LeTourneau University
  • Malone University
  • Messiah College
  • Michigan State University
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • North Park University
  • Northwestern College (IA)
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Oregon State University
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Providence Christian College
  • Regis University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Siena Heights University
  • Simpson University
  • Southeastern University (FL)
  • Spring Arbor University
  • Sungkyunkwan University
  • Taylor University
  • Union University
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Montevallo (AL)
  • University of Northwestern
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of the South (Sewanee)
  • Virginia Tech
  • Washington University
  • Waynesburg University (PA)
  • Westmont College
  • Wheaton College
  • Whitworth University

Learning Success

While all students may not be considering a doctorate, it is important to know that the quality of education MAHE students receive enables alumni to pursue doctoral studies at some of the best institutions in the country. The opportunities students have in the MAHE program, including original thesis research, publication opportunities, and conference presentations, set Taylor students apart and prepare them for success in future education.

MAHE alumni have been accepted into some of the most competitive and prestigious doctoral programs in the world, including Baylor, Penn State, Notre Dame, Indiana University, Harvard University, University of Minnesota, Michigan State, University of Kentucky, Indiana State, and Azusa Pacific.

Many MAHE students may not choose to pursue doctoral work, but every student graduates from the program fully prepared for a life of learning.

This dynamic online chart provides information on historical and current worldwide dissemination of MAHE theses.