Online M.Ed. in Education Administration, Higher Education Option
Make a lasting impact on the future success of higher education institutions with UMass Lowell's Master of Education in Education Administration: Higher Education Option. This online M.Ed. will provide the knowledge you need to manage change and tackle the many challenges facing colleges and universities today. During the academic year, courses are delivered through a live online format, with summer courses offered in the traditional online format.
This program serves aspiring and established professionals in higher education, including those who hold positions in different areas of higher education (e.g., academic affairs, residential life, admissions or advising) and those interested in doctoral studies. Individuals who have worked in non-traditional learning environments, or who are seeking to work at an institution of higher education are also encouraged to apply. Applicants to this program are automatically considered for a Graduate Fellowship.
- 10 courses / 30 credits
- It is recommended that students take no more than two courses in any one semester.
CSCE Graduate Restrictions
EDUC.6110 Introduction to Higher Education Administration.
Pre-Req: M.Ed. matriculated only
EDUC.6701 Practicum I: Higher Ed.Option
MBA/ MSF/MSEM/MGFB/PSM or PHD.
MBA/ MSF/MSEM/MGFB/PSM or PHD.
This program requires 30 credits of graduate study. All candidates must complete 18 credits of required coursework consisting of six credits of foundations, three credits of research and nine credits of core courses. Additionally, each candidate must choose six credits of elective study and six credits of capstone/practical training experiences. Students may petition to have a maximum of six, non-degree credit hours transferred into the program. The School of Education reviews petitions and grants credit on a case-by-case basis.
Candidates who are working in UMass Lowell's Division of Student Affairs will complete two semesters of substantial capstone/practical training at the end of their M.Ed. coursework. The capstone will be supervised and evaluated jointly by an appropriate supervisor in the division and a faculty member from the School of Education. Candidates who are not engaged in work within the Division of Student Affairs will complete six credits of capstone coursework in which they plan and implement a program within their institution of higher education designed to further the goals of their department, improve procedures or maximize the efficient operation of a particular group. The project must be planned and approved by the candidate's current supervisor (there are no placement services for this option) as well as by the School of Education faculty member overseeing the course.
To be recommended for a University of Massachusetts Lowell master's degree, candidates must satisfy all of the general requirements below, plus any additional requirements that may be required by the department through which the program is offered. Any additional requirements for this program are either listed below or may be found in the University's Graduate Program Catalog.
- Students must complete the program of study designed by the Department in which they are enrolled and approved by the University.
- Satisfactory grades in all subjects offered for the degree must be earned. See Academic Standing.
- All financial obligations, including tuition, fees and expenses, must be satisfied as evidenced by completion.
- Upon completion of all their courses, graduate degree candidates must submit a signed Declaration of Intent to Graduate (DIG) form to their coordinator. The coordinator will apply them in SIS, Graduation Tracking.
Graduate Program Policies
In applying for a degree program or registering for courses, each student assumes full responsibility for knowledge of and compliance with the definitions, regulations and procedures of UMass Lowell as set forth on our website. For additional information, please refer to the Graduate Program Policies found within the UMass Lowell Graduate Catalog.
Tuition & Fees
At UMass Lowell, we believe that students should have as much information as possible up front so they can make informed decisions before enrolling in a degree program or signing up for a course.
Tuition for all undergraduate courses offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition for all online graduate courses is also the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the per-credit tuition by the total number of credits per course. Exception: If the total number of course contact hours is greater than the total number of credits, the per-credit tuition is instead multiplied by the total number of contact hours.
Spring 2023 Tuition
|Cost Per Credit||Cost Per 3-Credit Course*|
|Graduate Online Education Courses in the Ed.D. and Ph.D.****||$495||$1,485|
|Term Registration Fee||$30|
|Graduate Degree and Certificate Application||$50|
Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Applying into a Graduate Degree ProgramAll applicants must submit:
- An application
- An application fee
- A statement of purpose
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts
- Official test scores, when applicable. GMAT/GRE waivers available (see waiver form for details).
- Resume Required for certain programs such as the Master's in Business Administration and the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Management
For specific information regarding any of the above application materials (which may vary for some programs), please see UMass Lowell's Graduate Application Requirements at https://www.uml.edu/Grad/Process/.
Applications can be completed and submitted at any time during the year. Each application is processed — and each applicant notified — as soon as all admissions materials have been received and reviewed. For additional details, please visit https://www.uml.edu/grad/.
Graduate Program Admissions Requirements
Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before they have formally applied into the program; however, students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered. Contact UMass Lowell's Office of Graduate Admissions , or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the application process.
Questions Regarding Your Graduate Application?
Email Graduate_Admissions@uml.edu or call 800-656-4723 (for U.S. students) or 978-934-2390 (for international students).
For General Assistance:
For general questions about registering for courses or to find out who the advisor is for your graduate program, call 800-480-3190. Our admissions and advising teams are here to help!