Master of Arts in Educational Administration

Short program. Lasting impact.

Summer Term Priority Deadline: February 1st

The priority deadline for the Master of Arts in Educational Administration program is February 1st, 2022. Apply today.

The Master of Arts in Educational Administration degree program is normally a 1-year program of intensive, advanced coursework, culminating in the presentation of your Action Research Project to schools and the greater research community in May.

Program Highlights

  • Cohort-based learning environment
  • Saturday classes
  • Technology-infused instruction
  • Design your own Action Research Project


  • Successful completion of 24 units of study in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program
  • Passing the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE) is required for unconditional acceptance to this graduate degree program. 


  • EDAD 575- Introduction to Action Research, 3 units
  • EDAD 576- Research Framework & Design, 3 unit
  • EDAD 577- Data Collection & Analysis, 3 units
  • EDAD 579- Synthesis for School Leadership, 2 units

Admissions: Take the first step toward a career in leadership

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What’s required for admissions?

  • Completion of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program
  • Passing the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE)
  • Recommendation by Faculty
  • Learn more about financial aid and scholarships.

Career Options: Become an agent of change

  • After earning a Master of Arts in Educational Administration, you will potentially be eligible for higher level leadership positions within your school district or organization. 
  • Want to go even further? You may want to continue on to a doctoral program to further your research skills and interests. 

Learning Outcomes: How this degree helps you give back

  • Conduct and apply research theory and practices to solve real-life problems at your school site. 
  • Engage in action research learning as a means of understanding the impact of school systems
  • Apply a theoretical understanding of inquiry through the context and culture of your school sites
  • Develop a depth of understanding of the related research that grounds your own action research project
  • Deepen critical reflection practices