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Master of Arts in Educational Administration / Adult & Higher Education

Program Details

University of South Dakota's mission is to prepare post-secondary education leaders to be reflective, active, and conscientious administrators, researchers, and teachers as they explore the post-secondary educational context as a means to expand, interpret, and apply current and personal conceptions of professional practice.

The Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration with a specialization in Adult and Higher Education is offered through online instruction. The Adult and Higher Education program develops practitioners who can add substantially to this field. Within the program, students will be challenged to explore core themes and content that will provide them with a breadth of exposure pertinent to both professional and academic objectives in the field of adult and higher education.


  • One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and official transcripts of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for all students
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) now administers both NCATE and TEAC accreditation. Current accreditation status under NCATE and TEAC for education programs will continue through the accreditation term, during which they will be CAEP Eligible.