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

Ready to redefine your career? Take the leap into new leadership roles with our online Master's in Education (M.Ed.) -- specializing in Educational Administration for Adult & Higher Education at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. Tailored for those seeking roles in adult learning organizations, higher education, business and industry, this program primes professionals for success in diverse educational contexts. Your journey to elevate your impact starts here at USF!

Fully Online & Accredited

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

Career Outcomes: Our graduates serve in organizations that are human-centered. Many are employed in student affairs departments such as student life, admissions and advising. In business and industry, our graduates serve as trainers, managers and department leads.

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).

Did you know USF is the only private university in the state that is CAEP Accredited?

Higher Salary. Employers value the specialized knowledge and dedication demonstrated by those with advanced degrees, making you a sought-after candidate in a competitive job market.

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 an official undergraduate transcript

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When can I start?

Now! While most students start in late May, we can build a plan of study to meet your needs. Contact USF to discuss the next starting opportunity. We are here to help!

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