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Master of Arts in Educational Administration With Higher Education Concentration

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Program Quick Facts

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Expert Faculty

Learn from professors with significant professional experience in higher ed administration.

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Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Meet the Needs of Diverse Students

The Master of Arts in Educational Administration with a Higher Education concentration at NMSU Global Campus prepares you as an educational leader to meet the needs of students from all backgrounds. This NCATE- and UCEA-accredited program develops your educational leadership skills, informs you about current trends and policies affecting higher education, and prepares you for advancement in community college or university administration.

Taught by expert faculty and offered with 100% online courses, this MA program gives you the foundation you need for professional development in all kinds of administrative roles.

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Career Pathways

With an MA in Educational Administration with a concentration in higher education, you’ll be well prepared to pursue career opportunities in positions such as:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Dean of Students
  • Department Head
  • Development Director
  • Diversity and Inclusion Manager
  • Education Consultant
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“If you’re thinking about enrolling at NMSU Global Campus, just go for it, fully engage in the opportunity, and seize the moment. “

Jessica G., Class of 2024

The MA in Educational Administration with a Higher Ed concentration paves the way for advancement in a variety of higher education positions. Study the history, governance, and organizational theory of American higher education, and gain the leadership skills you need to implement innovative education techniques.

Throughout this 100% online program, you’ll analyze the ways funding and legal processes impact higher ed, consider the necessary management components used in student services, and analyze accountability data to support educational decision making. These focuses, along with our emphasis on cultural diversity and proper leadership strategies, help you fulfill your potential as a well-rounded, deeply qualified administrator in higher ed.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 33 credits
Program Length: 2 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation
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The Master of Arts in Educational Administration with a Higher Education concentration requires 33 credits of 100% online coursework. You must have a bachelor’s degree to qualify.

If you’re accepted into the Master of Arts (Pre-K-12 or Higher Education), EdD, or PhD program, you are not allowed to take courses in another degree program concurrently.

Sample Courses Credits
ELAD 5215: Higher Education Administration 3
ELAD 5220: Management of Educational Change: Higher Education 3
ELAD 5240: Management of Student Services in Higher Education 3
ELAD 5260: Administration of Adult and Continuing Education 3
ELAD 5310: Leadership for Social Justice and Equity 3
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At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.