Application Process

Making application to the Master's of Education Program in Higher Education is a two-part process. First, applicants must apply for admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School ( Second, applicants must also apply for admission to the Higher Education Master's of Education Degree Program through a separate application process, submitting the materials listed below:Dr. Michael Hevel

  1. A completed Higher Education Master's (M.Ed.) Program Application for Admission Form.
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. A current resume or vita
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation (may include written letters in lieu of graduate school's electronic reference letter system​ Please select professional references that are able to speak to your experiences and abilities as they may translate to success in the field of student affairs and in our graduate program. We recommend including a reference from at least one student affairs professional, as well as one reference from a faculty member who can provide insight on your academic ability and work in the classroom setting.

  5. A writing sample demonstrating the applicant's best writing.

Application materials can also be submitted via email to

Master's of Education in Higher Education Application Forms

In making an application to the Higher Education Master's Degree Program please use the following forms:

M. Ed. Application Form
Statement of Interest 
HIED M.Ed. Letter of Recommendation Form

For questions concerning the application process, please contact:

Sandra Ward, Coordinator of Graduate Student Services
University of Arkansas
112 Graduate Education Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-4188
Fax: 479-575-3319

For questions concerning the Higher Education Master's Degree Program, please contact:

Leslie Jo Shelton, Ph.D. 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Phone: 479-575-4873