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.