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School Administration

Fayetteville State University

24 months
14504 USD/year
14504 USD/year
3438 USD/year
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The Masters of School Administration program at the Fayetteville State University is designed to prepare Transformative School Leaders for the region, North Carolina, and beyond.


The cohort-based, multimodal program requires the successful completion of 42 graduate course credit hours, a comprehensive exam. The program begins each fall and all requirements, including a year-long, full-time internship, are completed in two years. The typical cohort comprises North Carolina Principal Fellows, classroom teachers, and other aspiring principals.

Why Choose Fayetteville State University's Masters of School Administration program?

The Master of School Administration program at Fayetteville State University with its focus on preparing Transformative School Leaders is unique. The concept of Transformative Leadership means that candidates matriculating through our program develop a framework to address the most challenging issues facing schools in the 21st century. 

They learn the leadership and organizational skills to lead in diverse school settings. Through course work that prepares them to understand the sociopolitical context in which schools operate they are equipped with the knowledge to create "high achieving learning environments" while attending to equity and social justice issues. 

Our unique program has produced six consecutive Principals of the Year in the Cumberland County School District.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Leadership Development Seminar
  • Organizational Development and Diversity for School Leaders
  • School-Based Program Evaluation and Improvement
  • Leadership and Organizational Theories in Schools
  • School Law and Public Policy Issues
  • Resource Management and Schools
  • Leadership for Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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42 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

Initial Application Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 overall on 4.0 scale or 3.00 on 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of course work, which may include no more than 12 hours of graduate study. GRE or MAT score taken within last 5 years. (The GRE or MAT is not required for students who currently hold a Master’s Degree.)Three letters of recommendation. Hold “A” or “M” teaching license. Written essay outlining applicant’s graduate educational goals and professional objectives. Completion of personal interview and writing exercise.

Tuition Fee

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    14504 USD/year
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  • National

    14504 USD/year
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  • In-State

    3438 USD/year
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Living costs for Fayetteville

930 - 1350 USD /month
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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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