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

  • Not of This World

    Amy Jung, director of forensics and assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, understands first-hand the challenges and advantages of growing up as a Third Culture Kid.

  • Intellectual Hospitality

    Diana Pavlac Glyer, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English, explores the concept of intellectual hospitality as a means to cultivate generosity, humility, and understanding among those with differing viewpoints and backgrounds.

  • Jennifer Walsh Talks Presidential Politics with CNN

    Jennifer E. Walsh, Ph.D., APU dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, discussed the political contrasts between President Obama and President Reagan with CNN.