Criteria and Standards for Admission

  • Completed Graduate School Online Application
    • The Institute of Higher Education was pleased to offer application fee waivers for those applying for admission in the Fall 2021 term to the PhD or MEd programs in Higher Education. These waivers were limited and were offered on a first-come, first-served basis to applicants with financial need. As of December 9th, all available fee waivers have been distributed.
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Current Graduate Record Examination scores
    • Please note: IHE is able to waive the GRE requirement for this application cycle due the challenges with testing under COVID-19. We still encourage applicants, if possible, to take the exam or to submit older scores as this information is quite helpful in our holistic review of each application. Applicants who will NOT submit GRE scores should note this at the end of their statement of interest, so that we can plan accordingly.
  • The applicant's statement of interest (maximum of 500 words)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions are acceptable as part of the application review process. However, official transcripts will be required if admitted to the program.

Because the M.Ed. program is directed toward entry- and mid-level professionals in higher education administration, in the admissions process the Institute faculty will emphasize that applicants should be interested in or already hold professional positions in higher education, research, or public policy.

Prospective students must complete the UGA Graduate School Online application. Please click here to APPLY NOW.

Information needed for the online application:

  • Degree Objective: MEd
  • Major: Higher Education
  • Degree Objective/Major Code: MED_EDHI

Please note: Applicants who are interested in earning a master’s of education in student affairs administration should visit the College of Education program at Applications for student affairs administration are processed through the College of Education.

Contact Information:

Megan Holloway
Coordinator of Academic Affairs

Megan Holloway