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Master of Arts in Educational Administration

Higher Education concentration

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Explore the MA in Educational Administration with a Higher Education concentration degree at NMSU Global Campus

Today's students are diverse and need leaders who can equip them for success in the modern workforce.

At NMSU Global Campus, the Master of Arts in Educational Administration with a Higher Education concentration prepares you as an educational leader to meet the needs of both traditional and non-traditional university and college students.

Our 100% online courses are taught by professors with significant professional experience in higher education administration. This NMSU Global Campus degree program will enable you to attend classes online to accommodate your busy schedule; develop your leadership skills in a learning community; inform you about current trends and policies affecting higher education; and, prepare you for a career or advancement in community college or university administration.


Degree type: Master of Arts in Higher Education 

College: Health, Education and Social Transformation

Department: Educational Leadership and Administration

Delivery formats: 100% online

Program Road Map: Review Course Offerings

Cost per credit hour:

  • Graduate online: $444.40*†
  • Active Military online: $250*†

Accredited by: The program adheres to the standards and guidelines defined by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), and the New Mexico State Department of Education.

*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.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Admission to NMSU Graduate School and Division of ELA

Required Credit Hours

  • This NMSU Global Campus program requires 33 credits of 100% online coursework.

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment refers to taking coursework for two or more programs in the Division of Educational Leadership and Administration (ELA) simultaneously. Enrollment in one ELA program is academically challenging. That's why tudents accepted into the Master of Arts (Pre-K-12 or Higher Education), EdD, or PhD program are not allowed to take courses in another degree program concurrently.

About NMSU's College of Education's School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, and Leadership (TPAL)

New Mexico State University's TPAL is devoted to the preparation of master educators, administrators, and leaders for public, private, and governmental institutions. Our graduates are prepared to serve as highly qualified teachers, directors of instruction and curriculum, subject matter specialists, supervisors of student teaching, educational leaders, and university professors.

There are three Divisions within the School of TPAL:

  • Division of Educational Foundations and STEM
  • Division of Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Division of Educator Preparation

Scholarships and Financial Aid

NMSU helps to keep your tuition costs affordable. But if you need financial help, NMSU is ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education to earn your Master of Arts in Educational Administration with Higher Education concentration.

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 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.

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: 1-888-729-6678

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