12 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Educational Administration program at Southern Illinois University are preparing practitioners who are interested in working in leadership positions in the public schools, higher education institutions, and public and private agencies. 


Key Features

The School of Education Administration offer a Master of Science in Education Administration. The Educational Administration program at Southern Illinois University also provides courses and instructional personnel for doctoral students who wish to concentrate in educational administration at the doctoral level. All degrees are CAEP approved. Interested applicants should direct inquiries to the admissions clerk of the department.

Such leaders should be thoroughly grounded in the knowledge base, theoretical models, research paradigms, practical applications, and ethical implications of their respective career paths.

We strive to provide a balanced mix of theory with practice. In addition to being excellent teachers, our faculty is involved in research as part of the larger scholarly community and in service with practitioner groups on a state, regional, and national basis. Nine full-time faculty members, specializing in K-12 administration, higher education administration, community colleges, student affairs, research methodology, and education foundations/cultural studies, provide the instruction for these programs. The Department also typically employs adjunct professors, who serve as practicing administrators in both the K-12 and higher education arenas, to provide a real world perspective to your academic preparation.

Our Educational Administration and Higher Education alumni hold positions of prominence around the world in every administrative position from school principal to university president. If you are interested in joining this group of leaders, do not hesitate to contact us regarding information about admission to the Department.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Student Personnel Group Work
  • College Student Sexuality
  • Vision and Planning for School Improvement
  • Administrative Leadership and Practice
  • Organization and Administration in Higher Education
  • Higher Education in the United States
  • Case Studies in Higher Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
  • 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 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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