M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education student at USF

Are you ready to take your career in education in a new direction? Are you looking to move into administration at the postsecondary level? Consider this online master’s degree in Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Educational Administration for Adult Education and Higher Education careers from the University of Sioux Falls (USF) in South Dakota. This program prepares professionals to work in contexts such as adult learning organizations, higher education institutions, business and industry.

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This 100% online master’s degree in Educational Administration provides a broad understanding of postsecondary education from historical, philosophical, social and developmental perspectives. Because USF is a liberal arts university as well as a Christian university, our master’s degree in educational administration faculty bring depth, ethics and Christian compassion and service to their work with our online master’s degree in education students.

The online master’s degree in Educational Administration format allows you to continue working full-time.

Best Reasons to Earn Your M.Ed. in Educational Administration at USF

Accreditation. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Fredrikson School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Higher Salary. Career educators with a master’s degree in Administration often earn higher salaries and can compete for educational administration jobs that require an advanced degree.

Flexibility. USF’s program allows you to complete your master’s degree in Educational Administration entirely online.

Christian University. USF is a private, Christian university. For many of our students at the master’s degree level, this is an important factor in their graduate school decision.

Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration Degree Program Overview

To earn your online M.Ed. in Educational Administration, you’ll complete a total of 33 credits.

CourseCredit HoursModality
Summer Year 1  
EDU 501 Professional and Ethical Leadership3Online
BUS 520 Managing Organizational Dynamics3Online
Fall Year 1  
AHE 510 Introduction to Adult Learning3Online
BUS 548 Organization Development and Change3Online
Spring Year 1  
AHE 512 Foundation of Postsecondary Education3Online
EDU 585 Research Methods3Online
Summer Year 2  
AHE 516 Sociology of Adult Education3Online
BUS 558 Current Issues in Management3Online
Fall Year 2  
AHE 520 Higher Education Administration3Online
AHE 524 Quality Assurance in Higher Education3Online
Spring Year 2  
AHE 534 Internship in Adult and Higher Education3Online


Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration Admission Requirements

You’re eligible for USF’s Master of Education in Educational Administration online degree program if you meet the following criteria:

  • You already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited, degree-granting institution.
  • You earned a minimum 3.0 GPA for full admission; 2.6 GPA for provisional admission.
  • You’ve submitted a completed USF graduate admissions application form. Applications include a personal statement. Using your best writing skills, you will explain in 250-500 words your long-term education and career goals, stating any areas of specific interest and experience that may relevant to your graduate program.
  • You’ve submitted official undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

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When can I start?

This program is designed to begin in the summer (end of May, early June) because this is when most prerequisite courses are offered, but students can also begin in the fall (late August or early September). Depending on exact dates and circumstances, the program can offer extra flexibility, so please contact USF to discuss the next starting opportunity. We are here to help!

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