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Educational Administration, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Education is evolving rapidly. Whether participants ultimately seek leadership roles in schools, colleges, universities, government agencies, or other organizations, California State University Northridge's fully online Master of Arts in Educational Administration puts in their hands the knowledge and skills to advance their careers, and to thrive in today's dynamic environment.


Specifically designed to help educators advance their careers

  • Two-year program, 100% online. Students complete weekly assignments on their own time, though the program is not self-paced. Entering students advance through the program as a cohort of 20-35 participants, becoming a tightly knit community of peers.
  • Prepares K-12 educators for a variety of leadership positions, including: principals, superintendents, deans, department heads, program managers, directors, and site administrators.
  • Exceptional support services. The one-on-one support of a designated program manager, from application to graduation, frees busy professionals to focus on their studies.
  • Offered in collaboration with CSUN's Michael D. Eisner College of Education the nation's largest college of education, which educates and credentials more teachers than the entire UC system.
The leader in online education

Not all online programs are alike. CSUN does not entrust its learning community to commercial providers, and, in fact, was one of the first American universities to offer graduate degrees online. This online program is offered in collaboration with CSUN's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

A commitment to excellence, and to results

CSUN's two-year, fully online master's program has been carefully crafted by the same distinguished faculty who teach on campus. Though students complete weekly assignments on their own time, the program is not self-paced. Entering students advance through the program curriculum as a cohort of 20-35 participants, becoming a tightly knit community of peers, sharing experiences and perspectives.

Pursuing a Preliminary Services Credential

Coursework for the Master's Degree and Preliminary Services Credential is identical. However, candidates pursuing both a master's degree and a Preliminary Services Credential must apply separately - and concurrently - to both California State University, and the Credentials office.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Administrative Leadership
  • Principles and Practices of Curriculum Development and Supervision
  • School and Community Relations
  • Legal Aspects of Educational Administration
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Organization and Administration of Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education
  • Research in Education
  • Business and Financial Aspects of Educational Administration
  • Decision-Making Simulation
  • Fieldwork in Educational Administration
  • Comprehensive Examination

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Admission to this program requires the following

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 2.5 from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3 years teaching experience
  • Application
  • $55 Application fee
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended where the coursework counted towards your bachelor’s degree
  • 2 letters of reference from practicing school administrators, one of them must be from your administrative supervisor
  • Resume/CV

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19635 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    19635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19635 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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*Tuition is subject to change. Tuition costs vary by cohort.

*Cost per unit: $595


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