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MS in Educational Administration and Leadership St Cloud State University


Course info


In the Educational Administration and Leadership graduate program you will develop the skills to analyze and implement sound administrative practices and policies for effective school change and improvement in PK-12 education. You'll take the first step toward obtaining administrative licensure as you enhance your leadership skills and develop research skills for program planning, policy analysis and evaluation.

Plan A: Thesis exam requires 31 credits.

Plan C: Portfolio requires 36 credits.

Program Highlights

  • Courses blend online and face-to-face learning to accommodate working professionals
  • Online learning is synchronous (together, in real time) and asynchronous (time and place are irrelevant)
  • Face-to-face learning is offered weekdays, evenings, weekends and summertime in St. Cloud and St. Cloud State at Plymouth
  • Faculty members are accomplished professionals with experience in the field
  • Designed for full-time and part-time students
  • Full-time students who take 12 credits per semester fall, spring and summer can finish in one year
  • Continue your education with a post-masters certificate and doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Leadership

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MS in Educational Administration and Leadership.

Full Time (31-36 credits)

Tuition fees

$12,444.00 (9,17,950) per year


26 Aug, 13 Jan, 18 May, 24 Aug


School of Education

720 4th Avenue South,

Education Building A110,



56301, United States

Entry requirement for international students

An applicant must meet one of the following Grade Point Average (GPA) standards to be eligible for academic admission consideration to the School of Graduate Studies:

  • Possess at least an overall 2.75 GPA (4.0 scale) in your previous undergraduate work.
  • Possess at least an overall 2.75 GPA (4.0 scale) in the last half of your undergraduate work.

An applicant with graduate coursework must meet one of the above requirements plus possess at least an overall 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) in his/her graduate course work.

English Language Requirements:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 or higher on the Internet-based exam with no sub score below 17, or a score of 550 or higher on the paper-based exam.
  • A score of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic Test only; General Training test not accepted)
  • A score of 57 or higher on the Pearson Test of English (pilot project.)

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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