M. Ed. in Educational Leadership for Higher Education Administration

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Non-Teacher Certification

Gain skills and knowledge to prepare for or advance a career in higher education! Students and graduates of this program work in higher education organizations and associations as well as in universities or community colleges and specialize in areas ranging from housing and residential life to athletics to multicultural affairs. 

As part of the HED 501 "Digital Leadership" class students participated in a webcast on how social media and digital presence matter to higher education leaders. The webcast was hosted by NASPA and facilitated by higher education thought leader and Inside Higher Ed blogger Eric Stoller.

You can view the NASPA "Preparing Grad Students to Lead on a Modern Campus" webcast.

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

    Official transcripts* can be sent by mail or electronically. Instructions can be found under “Help” on the application.

    *USA students applying to a USA graduate program in the College of Education and Professional Studies should complete a transcript request form (PDF) found on the University Registrar's Office website.

    In the Name/Organization field for the transcript recipient write, "USA Graduate School". There is no charge associated with this request. This option applies only to USA transcripts for students applying to USA graduate programs.


  1. GPA Requirement: A minimum overall grade-point-average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale based on the GPA used as the basis for granting the degree and posted on the official transcript from a regionally accredited institution at the time the degree was earned OR a 2.5 GPA on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work posted on the official transcript from a regionally accredited institution at the time the degree was earned.

    GPA Exception: Individuals who have earned a bachelor 's degree from a regionally accredited institution at the time the degree was earned and who do not have a qualifying GPA for admission may seek admission based on a qualifying score of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). For the GRE, this standard is defined as having a score at the 50th percentile on all of the following subtests: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. For the Miller Analogies Test, students must have a score at or above the 50th percentile based on the total group percentile rank score. For Alternative Class A programs, applicants must submit a qualifying alternate score on the Alabama-prescribed Praxis subject-area test.

  2. Personal statement on applicant's career goals and purpose for graduate study (Upload document within application in WebAdmit).

To apply - click here to get to the Admissions login page.

Faculty Advisor:      

Peggy Delmas, Ph.D.
Ph: (251) 380-2782