12 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master's of School Administration (MSA) degree at University of North Carolina Wilmington and add-on licensure programs prepare school personnel to become K-12 school principals. 


Program materials and experiences focus on school leadership, organizational theory, innovation, and best practices. Students work together to apply theories to real situations in schools. (Student Learning Objectives) 

Key Features 

  • Graduates of the School Administration program at University of North Carolina Wilmington will be effective educational leaders who can inspire, engage and lead others towards a common vision. 
  • The graduate program is aligned with National PSEL Standards and the NC Standards for School Executives (NSSE). 
  • Students receive high-quality learning experiences designed and delivered by expert faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organizational Theory & Leadership 
  • Technology for School Leaders 
  • Program Design and Evaluation 
  • Legal Issues and Policy as a Systemic Process 
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 
  • Supervision & Teacher Evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official copies of transcripts - a grade average of B or better in the undergraduate major is required,
  • Official scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 
  • Scores more than five years old at the time of application will not be considered.
  • Three recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant roles.
  • Last summative teaching evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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    18548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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