Master of Arts in Educational Administration
The University of Michigan-Flint’s MA in Educational Administration program prepares candidates for leadership positions within the P-12 environment. Whether looking to transform schools, obtain the administrative certification, or gain leadership experience and skills, the MA in Educational Administration is the graduate program you have been looking for.
To accommodate busy working professionals, the MA in Educational Administration program provides a flexible, part-time format (over two years, 36 credits) that blends online asynchronous coursework with monthly classes that may be offered as online synchronous sessions, on the UM-Flint campus, or as a hybrid of both. These monthly classes are held one Saturday a month.
The Educational Administration program’s in-depth curriculum is rigorous, challenging, and well-rounded. Courses develop your broad base of knowledge as well as a specialized understanding that prepare you to succeed as a leader in educational administration. Course and project work provides you with an informed perspective on the range of challenges and responsibilities facing P-12 education today.
You’ll 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.
Path to Doctorate
The Educational Administration program provides excellent preparation for students who plan to pursue higher degrees, including the Education Specialist and Doctor of Education at UM-Flint.
- Graduates of this program are awarded a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration
- The MA in Educational Administration is approved by the Michigan Department of Education for Principal Preparation.
- Upon graduation from the program, students are eligible to apply for the mandatory School Administrator Certificate.
At UM-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to help guide their educational journey. For academic advising, please reach out to your program/department of interest as listed here.
- 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 (Applicants to the MA in Educational Administration Program are required to have 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.)
To be considered for admission, submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to FlintGradOffice@umich.edu 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
- 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*
- International students must submit additional documentation. This program is an online program with mandatory on-campus meetings. Admitted students are not eligible to obtain a student visa (F visa).
International students can complete this program online in their home country. However, you will not be eligible for certification.
*Applicants to the MA in Educational Administration Program are required to have 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.
Submit all application materials to the Office of Graduate Programs by 5 p.m. on the day of the application deadline. This program offers rolling admission with monthly application reviews. To be considered for admission, all application materials must be submitted on or before:
Application deadlines are as follows:
- Fall (early review*) – May 1
- Fall (final review) – August 1
- Winter – November 15
*You must have a complete application by the early deadline to guarantee application eligibility for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.