Educational Administration


Winter break is December 24 through January 4

University offices will be closed but our Application for Graduate Admission will still be open.

If you apply during the break we'll contact you with additional details in early January. You may receive automated app-related messages before then. You'll gain access to GAMES, if applicable, after your application has been processed.

Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate degrees offered

Degrees

  • M.A.; M.Ed.; Ed.D.*; Ph.D.*

Areas

A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.

Areas of Study
  • Educational Leadership
  • Higher Education
  • P-12 School Leadership
Specializations
  • Educational Leadership and Higher Education (Ed.D., Ph.D.)
  • Student Affairs Administration (M.A., M.Ed.)
Administrative CertificationNebraska Certifications/Endorsements
  • Curriculum Supervisor
  • Elementary School Principal (P-8)
  • Secondary School Principal (7-12)
  • Superintendent (6 Year Certificate in Educational Administration and Supervision)
  • Supervisor for Special Education
*Available through Educational Studies with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Higher Education

Distance Education Opportunities

All degrees, areas of study, Ed.D. and Ph.D. specialization, certifications and endorsements
  • Ph.D. requires 6 hours of on-campus coursework
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Contacts for Educational Administration

Graduate Committee Chair

Dr. Kent Mann

kmann2@unl.edu

Graduate Secretary

Ms. Cindy DeRyke

cderyke1@unl.edu

402-472-3728

Campus Address

141 Teachers College

Lincoln NE 68588-0360


Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by Educational Administration in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s):
    - Master's or Certification Applicants:  None
    - Doctoral Applicants:  GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
  • Department Application (Doctorate only)
  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Three recommendation letters using a program-specific recommendation form
  • Three samples of writing or research (Doctorate only)
  • Statement of goals (Doctorate only)

When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.


Application Deadlines for Educational Administration
M.A. or M.Ed. with Student Affairs specialization (on campus only)Fall: January 1
M.A. or M.Ed. with area of study in P-12 School LeadershipFall: July 1 Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1
M.A. or M.Ed. with area of study in Higher Education (online only)Fall: March 1 Spring: October 1
Certification/Endorsement ApplicantsFall: July 1 Spring: October 1
Doctoral ApplicantsFall: March 1 Spring: September 1

Description

The Department of Educational Administration offers graduate degree programs in P-12 educational administration and in a number of specialties in higher education. In addition, the department offers programs leading to a variety of certifications. Many of these programs are available online. Faculty members are experienced administrators, curriculum specialists, and college administrators who are dedicated in preparing students for rewarding and fulfilling careers in educational administration.

Students considering doctoral work in Educational Administration often question the differences between the Ed.D. or Ph.D. To determine which is a better fit for you, consult the department's Doctoral Degree Information page. In general, the Ed.D. and Ph.D. in educational studies with a specialization in educational leadership and higher education is intended for those interested in higher education, human resource development, student affairs, or community college leadership. The joint University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Ed.D. program is designed for practitioners in the P-12 educational setting.

The M.A. and M.Ed. programs offer students the opportunity to give special attention to their interest in P-12 school leadership, student affairs (on campus only), or higher education (online only).

Students admitted to the program with a specialization in student affairs are guaranteed assistantships through various offices on offices on campus.

Courses and More

Students in Educational Administration are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and research

Stephanie Bondi
Miles Bryant
Cross-Cultural Leadership; Rural Education
Brent Cejda
Community College Leadership; Student Affairs; Higher Education
Larry Dlugosh
Emeritus
Marilyn Grady
Leadership; First-Year Principals
Jim Griesen
Student Affairs; Higher Education
Deryl Hatch
Relationships and tensions between student access, student success, and institutional structures of colleges
Shavonna Holman
Diversity and Equity in Education
Jody Isernhagen
School Improvement; K-12 Leadership
Ron Joekel
Emeritus
Barbara LaCost
Student Affairs; School Finance; Economics of Education
Mary Beth Lehmanowsky
John Mackiel
Kent Mann
Deb Mullen
Leadership Development; College Student Development
Elizabeth Niehaus
Student Affairs; Service-Learning/International Service-Learning; Internationalization of Higher Education; Study Abroad; Research Methods
William Nunez
Higher Education; Information Systems Management
Cory Rumann
Student veteran identity development
Richard Torraco
Human Resource Development; Organizational Development; Community College Leadership
Don Uerling
Education Law, Policy, and Governance; School District Reorganization
Emeritus

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