Educational Administration: Area of Study in Higher Education Administration
M.A. Degree: Master's Degree Program Type: Online Interest: Educational Administration

A generalist program for individuals interested in administrative positions in higher education. This program offers learning opportunities in leadership development and other areas related to higher education.

Who Should Consider This Degree

  • Practitioners working in 4-year colleges and universities, community colleges and technical institutes throughout the world.
  • Entry-level positions working towards a master’s degree for professional growth and advancement.
  • People interested in seeking opportunities to study aspects of higher education in a collaborative setting involving other professionals.
  • If you are preparing for or currently engaged in a leadership role in a college or university and seek an advanced degree to support your goals.
  • If you're looking to utilize concepts, ideas, and skills to support activities in organizations and institutions other than higher education.

Tuition & Fees For Educational Administration: Higher Education

Graduate: Application & Admission

Program & Courses

The program allows you to start in either the fall or spring semester. Features of this program include:

  • a 36 credit hour program
  • is an option III (non-thesis) program
  • has a set course schedule with foundational courses offered in both the fall and spring semesters
  • you follow a prescribed sequence of courses (view catalogs & courses for course sequence options)
  • a comprehensive paper is required during the last semester of enrollment that also serves as the final examination for the degree
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Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

Transfer credit information for graduate degrees

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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