Shaping the Future of Education

The University of Michigan-Flint’s online Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Administration degree program is designed to foster effective teacher-leaders and principals within P-12 education environments. Whether you aspire to transform schools, obtain the administrative certification, or gain leadership experience and skills, UM-Flint’s Educational Administration program provides the practical tools and expert knowledge you need for your path in educational leadership.

Why Earn Your Educational Administration Degree at UM-Flint?

Online Synchronous Course Schedule

At the University of Michigan-Flint, we understand that you have a busy schedule as a professional educator. That’s why we designed our master’s in Educational Administration program to provide online synchronous coursework with once-a-month, Saturday classes offered as online synchronous sessions.

Part-time Study

The Educational Administration master’s degree program typically can be finished in 20 months. Coursework is completed part-time to help you find your balance between work and graduate school. All required courses must be completed within five calendar years of initial enrollment.

Small Cohorts

The Educational Administration online program provides an inclusive learning environment. You complete the program with a small cohort of 20-30 fellow students who share your passion for educational excellence. This cohort structure enables you to develop a strong support network for personal and professional development.

School Administrator Certificate &  Path to a Doctorate

The MA in Educational Administration is approved by the Michigan Department of Education for Principal Preparation. Upon graduation from the program, you are eligible to apply for the mandatory School Administrator Certificate.

The online Educational Administration master’s degree program provides excellent preparation for students who plan to pursue higher degrees, including the Education Specialist and Doctor of Education at UM-Flint.

MA in Educational Administration Program Curriculum

The online master’s in Educational Administration degree program’s in-depth curriculum is rigorous, challenging, and well-rounded. The courses develop your broad base of knowledge as well as a specialized understanding that can empower you to succeed as a leader in educational administration. Emphasizing field-based learning, the courses and project work give you an informed perspective on the challenges and responsibilities facing P-12 education today.

Courses of UM-Flint’s Educational Administration program are taught by faculty who are practicing educators and accomplished leaders and administrators in P-12 schools. These renowned professors inspire you to ignite meaningful organizational and systematic changes with their real-world experiences.


The online Master of Arts in Educational Administration program encompasses the following courses. Typically, you would finish two courses each fall and winter semester and one course each spring and summer semester. Besides the online coursework, you attend once-a-month, Saturday classes offered as online synchronous sessions.

Review the Educational Administration program curriculum and courses.

Master’s in Educational Administration Career Outcomes

The University of Michigan-Flint’s online master’s degree in Educational Administration provides the credentials and confidence you need to advance your career as a leader. With the degree and the School Administrator Certificate, you are able to make a greater impact on P-12 education, from improving teaching outcomes to creating an equitable, safe, and inclusive learning environment for students and teachers.

By finishing the Master of Art in Educational Administration program, you can elevate your career to leadership positions as a principal at public, private, or charter schools or a superintendent at the district level. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary and secondary school education administrators’ median wage is $ 96,810/year.

$96,810 median annual wage for elementary and secondary school education administrators

Admission Requirements (No GRE Required)

The University of Michigan-Flint’s rigorous online Master of Arts in Educational Administration expects applicants to meet the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A teaching certificate or other P-12 teaching/administrative experience. (Applicants without a teaching certificate must include a statement about their P-12 teaching/administrative experience with their application.)

How to Apply to the Online Master’s in Educational Administration Program

To be considered for admission to the online MA in Educational Administration degree program, submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to [email protected] or delivered to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library.

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Please read our full transcript policy for more information.
  • For any degree completed at a non-US institution, transcripts must be submitted for an internal credential review. Read the following for instructions on how to submit your transcripts for review.
  • If English is not your native language, and you are not from an exempt country, you must demonstrate English proficiency.
  • Statement of Purpose describing your reasons for pursuing the degree
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable of your potential for advanced academic study
  • Copy of Teaching Certificate or a statement about your P-12 teaching experience (this requirement is currently being waived)
  • Students from abroad must submit additional documentation.

This program is fully online. Admitted students will not be able to obtain a student (F-1) visa to pursue the degree. However, students living outside of the US may complete this program online in their country, but will not be eligible for certification. Other nonimmigrant visa holders currently in the United States please contact the Center for Global Engagement at [email protected].

Application Deadlines

This program offers rolling admission with monthly application reviews. Please submit all application materials to the Office of Graduate Programs by 5 p.m. on the day of the application deadline.

Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall (early review*) – May 1
  • Fall (final review) – August 1
  • Winter – December 1

*You must have a complete application by the early deadline to guarantee application eligibility for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.

Academic Advising Services

At UM-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who can help guide your path to achieving the Educational Administration master’s degree. Contact your program advisor for further assistance.

Learn More about UM-Flint’s Master’s in Educational Administration Online Program

The University of Michigan-Flint’s online Master of Arts in Educational Administration program equips you with the knowledge and skills to lead in a contemporary P-12 educational setting.

Increase your influence as an education administrator. Apply today or request information to learn more about our program!

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