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February 27, 2017 | May 25, 2017 | October 5, 2017


Please review each of the following admission and supplemental documentation requirements before completing the M.Ed. in Higher Education

Admission requirements include:
   • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative
     GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
   • Official, unopened transcripts which contains the degree earned and date earned
   • If applicable, official graduate transcript from a regionally accredited institution with a 
     cumulative GPA of 3.0 or
     higher on a 4.0 scale (partial or with degree earned)
   • A completed graduate admission application form
   • Two letters of recommendation: recommendation form
   • If applicable, submission of one of the following graduate entrance exams:
      - Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – Columbia College GRE Code R5117
      - Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
      - Miller Analogies Test (MAT) – Columbia College MAT Code 1710
    • Submission of Resume
    • Submission of an entrance essay:  Rubric  |
Essay Scenarios HED
 Note: Any exceptions to the preceding requirements must be approved by the Division Chair.

All application materials with the exception of the official unopened paper transcripts and/or paper entrance exam reports can be emailed to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All other documents are to be mailed to:
                Joann Nagy
                Associate Director, Graduate Programs
                Columbia College
                1301 Columbia College Drive
                Columbia, South Carolina  29203

Veterans Applications -  Columbia College welcomes applications from veterans to the M.Ed. in Higher Education Program.  This program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.
Admission to Candidacy- A student may be considered for admittance to candidacy for the M.Ed. in Higher Education Program only if all of the admission materials have been received in the Office of Professional Studies.