Educational Administration, Area of Study in Higher Education, MA

Master of Arts Degree in Higher Education Administration

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 36
  • $357.00
  • $750.00

Program Overview

The online Master of Arts in Educational Administration with an area of study in Higher Education Administration is designed for those interested in administrative positions in higher education. 

Students choose the Educational Administration, MA (Higher Education Administration) program because:

  • Coursework is focused on leadership development and other areas related to higher education. 
  • Full-time faculty and administrators teach courses. 
  • The program can be completed in four semesters and two summer sessions. 
  • The ability to advance their career in areas such as student affairs, enrollment management, advising and student engagement. 

Who would benefit from this program?

  • Practitioners already working in higher education environments.
  • Individuals currently in entry-level positions who want a master’s degree to support professional growth
  • Individuals currently in a leadership role but who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Career Outlook: Educational administrators oversee student services, academics and curriculum in schools and colleges. Typically, postsecondary education administrators need a master’s degree because employers prefer to hire candidates that have experience with the job duties listed above. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for Postsecondary Education Administrators is growing at 10%, which is faster than average.

More about the Department of Educational Administration:

The Department of Educational Administration has been a part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 1913. The faculty and staff are committed to preparing individuals to serve and lead educational organizations in the challenges facing 21st-century teaching and learning. Distance education is an essential part of the academic programs of the department, with a majority of the classes now available online. The department is constantly working to improve its efforts, both in terms of the developmental needs of students and in the quality of their academic work. 

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

  2. 2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  4. 3 letters of recommendation

  5. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for Graduate Studies
  2. Pay $50 application fees
  3. Submit separate application to academic department
  4. Apply and be admitted to the department

Courses You’ll Take

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

Corey Rumann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice

Corey Rumann’s area of expertise is in student veteran identity development. He has published several pieces on this topic.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterMar 01