Master of Arts in Educational Administration-Higher Education

Master of Arts in Educational Administration-Higher Education

Program Overview Curriculum Admission Application Deadlines
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August 26

Next Start Date

30

Total Credit Hours

$365*

Cost Per Credit

1 Start Date

Per Year

Student success in higher education doesn’t happen by accident - it takes effective administrative leadership. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Administration-Higher Education prepares students to hone their leadership and skills for careers in higher education administration. This flexible online degree program is designed for working professionals and can be completed in two years. Students personalize their coursework by selecting from electives ranging across governance, diversity and equity, higher education planning, assessment, and more. UNL is ranked among the top 15 online educational administration providers in the country and prepares students to be top leaders in the higher education. Create your future through applicable courses, expert faculty and a flexible program.

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Fuel Your Career with Purposeful Curriculum

The Educational Administration-Higher Education program consists of 30 credit hours, comprised of 7 core courses and 3 elective courses. You can complete the program in as quickly as 5 semesters, while enrolled part-time. 

Core Courses (21 Credit hours)

  • EDAD 830: Administrative Theory 
  • EDAD 840: College Student Development 
  • EDAD 832: Higher Education in America 
  • EDAD 842: College Students in America 
  • EDAD 925: Law and Higher Ed 
  • EDAD 845: Personnel Management 
  • EDAD 890: Capstone Course 

Electives and Specializations (9 Credit Hours)

  • EDAD 905: Issues in Governance in Educational Institutions 
  • EDAD 879: Introduction to Student Affairs 
  • EDAD 920: Diversity and Equity in Educational Institutions 
  • EDAD 936: Higher Education Planning 
  • EDAD 934: Teaching and Learning in Community College 
  • EDAD 935: Workforce, Economic, and Community Development 
  • EDAD 912B: Emerging Issues in Community College Leadership 

Admission Requirements

No GRE/GMAT required

The Master of Arts in Educational Administration-Higher Education program accepts applications year-round for a fall semester start.  Apply by March 1 for priority consideration. 

Admission Requirements include the following:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Completed graduate school application and application fee
  • Verification of English proficiency is required if native language is not English
  • A current resume
  • Personal statement
  • Essay
  • Three references

Application Deadlines

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Fall (August) Start

Admission Deadline: August 7

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Graduate tuition is assessed by the credit hour and the program. Professional programs may differ. See below for a full listing of the tuition rates that apply to the Educational Administration – Higher Education program. Learn more about tuition and fees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, including all estimated cost components.

Students are encouraged to:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by the deadline to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships.
  • Check with your employer to see if they provide financial support for earning your graduate degree.

*The following tuition and fees were posted for the 2024-25 academic year. Rates are subject to change and will be posted on this page as soon as possible.

Resident Online Tuition and Fees

 

Per Credit Hour

3 Credit Hours

Online Tuition

$365.00

$1,095.00

Fees included in Online Tuition and Fees

Technology Fee

$11.00

$33.00

Library Fee

$8.25

$24.75

Online Course Fee

$35.00

$105.00

Registration Fee

 

$20.00

University Program and Facility Fees*

Waived

Waived

Total Online Tuition and Fees

$419.25

$1,277.75

Out-of-State Resident Online Tuition and Fees

 

Per Credit Hour

3 Credit Hours

Online Tuition

$724.00

$2,172.00

Fees included in Online Tuition and Fees

Technology Fee

$11.00

$33.00

Library Fee

$8.25

$24.75

Online Course Fee

$35.00

$105.00

Registration Fee

 

$20.00

University Program and Facility Fees*

Waived

Waived

Total Online Tuition and Fees

$778.25

$2,354.75

* The University Program and Facility Fees are only waived for online courses

In accordance with Federal Financial Aid requirements, Nebraska provides an estimated Cost of Attendance as a standardized estimate of the overall cost of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a specific period. It represents the best estimate of expenses a student might expect to incur.