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School Administration-Educational Leadership

North Carolina State University

24 months
29690 USD/year
29690 USD/year
11702 USD/year
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The Master of School Administration-Educational Leadership at North Carolina State University for school administrators is designed to improve the quality of K-12 schools by preparing leaders who are dedicated to educational excellence and equity.

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Key facts

As a student pursuing a Master of School School Administration-Educational Leadership at North Carolina State University, you will develop the professional expertise required for entry or advancement in K-12 leadership.

In addition, students will benefit from several distinct program characteristics:

  • Diverse students and faculty representing a variety of backgrounds, experiences and research interests
  • A commitment to social justice advocacy in education and society
  • Access to distance education for those not located in Raleigh (depending on demand)

The MSA program requires completion of eight, 3-hour courses (24 credit hours), plus 18 credit hours of internship for a total of 42 credit hours. Courses are offered in person, once per week, in the afternoon or evening to accommodate full-time professionals who are students in the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teacher Empowerment & Leadership
  • School Law
  • Organizational Mgt. I: Human Resources
  • Organizational Mgt. II: School Finance
  • Community & Interagency Partnerships
  • Leadership in Professional Learning Communities
  • Leading & Transforming School Culture
  • Contexts & Challenges of School Improvement
  • Internship in Educational Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
    • Personal Statement
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Transcripts
    • Interview/resume/essays
    • Test Scores
    • Proof of English Proficiency

Work experience

  • Teaching experience in K-12 public or private school (3 years preferred)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29690 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29690 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29690 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29690 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11702 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11702 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Raleigh

1085 - 1853 USD /month
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