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Higher Education Administration (MA)

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Leadership and Administration

Concentration in Higher Education Administration 
The program will enable you to attend classes online to accommodate your busy schedule, allow you to develop your leadership skills in a learning community, inform you about current trends and policies affecting higher education, and prepare you for a career or advancement in community college or university administration.

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment refers to taking course work for two or more programs in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration (ELA) simultaneously. Enrollment in one ELA program is academically challenging, thus students accepted into the Master of Arts (Pk-12 or Higher Education), Ed.D., or Ph.D. program are not allowed to take courses in another program concurrently.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Admission to NMSU Graduate School and Division of ELA

Program Delivery

  • Distance delivery (all classes are online)
  • Mandatory participation in orientation (in person in Las Cruces or through admission to NMSU’s Adobe Connect system) before start of course work in January

Required Credit Hours

  • This program is 33 credits.

Spring 2022 Admission Deadline: This program begins in the spring semesters only. Materials for this program will begin to be accepted Monday, September 8, 2021 and must be received by the deadline of November 12, 2021.

New Mexico State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

For Information:
Telephone: (575) 646-3593