The graduate program in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Higher Education prepares administrators and educators for the demands of leadership in colleges or universities and other institutional settings.

Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

Through a comprehensive master’s program for individuals wanting a graduate degree or through coursework taken for professional development, the program supports administrative leaders and educators who seek to enhance their professional competencies and effectiveness in today’s increasingly diverse work place.

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Emphasis Areas

  • Student Affairs Administration
  • Foundations in Education
  • Sports Administration & Exercise Science
  • Disabilities Studies

Degree Requirements

Visit UMKC’s Catalog for admissions and degree requirements.

Application Deadlines

  • August 1 for Fall entry
  • November 15 for Spring entry
  • April 15 for Summer entry

Program Forms and Documents

Select the “ELPF” button on the left to access our M.A. program handbook and other documents. Inside the M.A. Higher Education folder you will find our program handbook, application packet cover sheet, internship handbook, a suggested course schedule for students taking the two- and three-year rotation of courses, and page showing the anticipated rotation for courses offered within our program.

To apply for our program, complete the “application packet cover sheet” and email it to Christina Berg and Dr. Tiffani Riggers-Piehl. The remaining application materials, including your official transcripts and letters of recommendation should be submitted to the UMKC Admissions Office through our online application by selecting “Apply” below.