Educational Leadership & Administration (Higher Education Administration) - Master of Arts


Students interested in higher education administration must have a bachelor's degree.

Application Deadline

This program begins in the spring semester only. All materials for this program must be received by the deadline specified on the School of TPAL website. Admission requirements are available from the School of TPAL, or on the website at Students will be informed upon their formal acceptance into the program.

Program Delivery

There is a mandatory face-to-face orientation in Las Cruces prior to the start of the spring semester, January.  All other classes are 100% online, distance delivery.

Prefix Title Credits
Course Requirements
ELAD 5220Management of Educational Change: Higher Education3
ELAD 5215Higher Education Administration3
or ELAD 5210 Community College Administration
ELAD 5230Higher Education Finance and Funding3
ELAD 5240Management of Student Services in Higher Education3
ELAD 5250Higher Education Law3
ELAD 5260Administration of Adult and Continuing Education3
ELAD 5270Basing Decision on Data: Higher Education.3
ELAD 5280Internship: Higher Education Part I3
ELAD 5285Internship: Higher Education Part II3
ELAD 5310Leadership for Social Justice and Equity3
ELAD 5510Elements of Research3
Total Credits33

A Suggested Plan of Study

The Master of Arts in Educational Administration with a Concentration in Higher Education Administration begin enrollment in the Spring semester and has Summer coursework. Students will complete the program in a Spring-Summer-Fall format.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ELAD 5210
Community College Administration
or Higher Education Administration
ELAD 5510 Elements of Research 3
Semester 2
ELAD 5220 Management of Educational Change: Higher Education 3
ELAD 5230 Higher Education Finance and Funding 3
Semester 3
ELAD 5240 Management of Student Services in Higher Education 3
ELAD 5250 Higher Education Law 3
Second Year
Semester 1
ELAD 5310 Leadership for Social Justice and Equity 3
ELAD 5280 Internship: Higher Education Part I 3
Semester 2
ELAD 5260 Administration of Adult and Continuing Education 3
ELAD 5270 Basing Decision on Data: Higher Education. 3
Semester 3
ELAD 5285 Internship: Higher Education Part II 3
 Total Credits33