Strengthening Higher Education

The Department of Higher Education offers a master’s program and two doctoral programs. Learn more about the department and meet the faculty.

As part of APU’s commitment to a strengths-based approach to higher education, the department partners with the Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership and Education. The academy conducts research, provides resources, and equips college and university faculty and staff to identify and nurture students’ strengths as the foundation for engaging them in the learning process and achieving excellence. Learn more about how APU Advances the Strengths Movement (PDF) through the Noel Academy.

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

News & Features

Department of Higher Education

  • Dissertation Presentations

    Doctoral students in Higher Education will present their dissertation findings at our Hooding Ceremony on July 24, 2015.

Elsewhere at APU

  • Forbes Ranks Azusa Pacific University Among Best Colleges

    Forbes ranks Azusa Pacific University among the best schools in the nation for 2015. The 650 colleges listed represent the top 20 percent of all undergraduate institutions.

  • Millennial Marketing

    Kyle Griffin ’12, cofounder of innovative marketing firm Culture Cube, stands at the forefront, equipped to reach today’s top consumers: millennials.

  • Backstage Leadership

    APU alumni Kyle Cleveland ’10, MBA ’11, and Wesley Tullis ’14, serve in ministry at Saddleback Church. Working behind the scenes, they use their organizational leadership skills to advance God's Kingdom.