M.A. On Campus

Educational Leadership

University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in Educational Leadership at University of Nevada, Reno emphasizes history, diversity, retention, and administration in higher education. Students will select one of two tracks in order to cover these emphases. 


The Educational Leadership program offered by University of Nevada, Reno aims to generate graduates who are well-versed in content, theories, research methods, and the application of knowledge to practice. The program of studies is designed to provide skills, knowledge, and understanding for entry level leadership positions.


Our graduates have had distinguished careers in both academics and administration in Nevada and across the nation. They have held such positions as professor, department chair, program director, financial aid officer, dean, chief diversity officer, university vice president and college president. How you will use the skills and knowledge you acquire in an educational leadership program depends on you.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Educational Research 
  • History of Education in the U.S.
  • Diversity in Higher Education 
  • Student Retention and Success Strategies
  • Community College Administration and Operation 
  • Higher Education Finance and Facilities 
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education 
  • Politics, Policy and Ethics 
  • Access and Equity on the Path to College 
  • Enrollment Management and Financial Aid in Higher Education 
  • Organizational Theory in Higher Education 
  • Seminar in Administration of Student Services 
  • Reform and Innovation in Higher Education 
  • Athletic Administration in Higher Education 
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Intercollegiate Athletics 
  • Organizational Management in Athletic Administration 
  • Legal, Policy, and Safety Issues in Intercollegiate Athletic 
  • Case Studies in Intercollegiate Athletics 
  • Leadership in Athletic Administration
  • History of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Marketing and Promotion in Intercollegiate Athletics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letter of Intent/Statement of Purpose
  • Completion of the program application
  • Sample of written work
  • 1-2 page resume
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Qualified in the professional judgment of the program faculty
  • Official transcripts from every institution attended for a complete history of your education

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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