Use your tuition benefit to pursue an MA in Higher Ed at Mason!

Pursue a degree from Mason's Higher Education Program (HEP)! Full-time employees receive up to 12 credits of tuition remission per academic year. Going part-time, you can complete the MA in Higher Education and Student Development in three years. This degree is offered in a flexible format with online, in-person, and hybrid course options available. All courses are in the evening to accommodate full-time working professionals. If you already have an MA in an unrelated field, HEP also offers graduate certificates in Higher Education Administration and College Teaching.

HEP is actively accepting applications for the Fall 2023 term. To be considered, start your application by May 1 and submit all materials (including letters of reference) by May 15. Summer courses are offered as well, so you can begin coursework in the summer if admitted for Fall 2023. Contact Katie Richards ( with questions.