The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers a fully funded MEd in Higher Education. As a master’s student in higher education, you’ll immerse yourself in the scholarship of the field while preparing for a career in university and college administration. Graduate assistantship positions are available to higher education students in a variety of areas on the UMass campus. The assistantships are 10-30 hours/week, provide a full tuition credit, excellent benefits (including health care), roughly $30 hourly wage, and all are unionized positions. Some students choose to remain at one assistantship throughout graduate school, while others may have several.