Master On Campus

Leadership and Administration

Northern State University

24 months
616 USD/credit 10780 USD/year
471 USD/credit 8242 USD/year
329 USD/credit 5757 USD/year
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The master's in Leadership and Administration from Northern State University is entirely online and prepares educators for leadership roles in PK-12 school administration.


The Leadership and Administration program at Northern State University prepares school service personnel for leadership roles in PK-12 school administration. Specialized courses foster development of the analytic and scientific inquiry skills needed by school administrators— including management, public relations, curriculum development and supervision.

Courses provide the background for certification in a wide range of administrative positions. Schools accredited by North Central Association (NCA) require at least 45 hours of graduate credit (including a master’s degree) for a principalship. These requirements may be completed at Northern State University. Admission to the leadership and administration program requires one year of full-time PK-12 teaching experience in an accredited school. Three years of verified teaching experience is required for licensure in South Dakota.

Career Opportunities

Potential careers include positions at the PK-12 level as a principal, assistant principal, athletic director or dean of students.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Graduate Research and Design
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Models of Educational Leadership
  • Supervision and Mentoring
  • Legal Issues for School Leaders
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • School and Community Partnerships
  • Public School Finance
  • School Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you'd like to pursue a master's degree at Northern, please declare this intent when admitted to graduate study. The minimum grade point average for admission to a master's degree program is a cumulative 2.75 for bachelor's degree work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 616 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8242 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 471 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5757 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 329 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Aberdeen

850 - 1300 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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