St. Cloud State University

College of Education

Educational Administration and Leadership


St. Cloud State UniversitySchool of Graduate Studies720 Fourth Avenue South

Stewart Hall 257

Saint Cloud, MN 56301

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Sixth Year Program - Educational Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MS in Educational Administration and Leadership program prepares you for a profession in education administration for K-12 school organizations. Specifically, these positions include principals, superintendents and special education directors. Upon completion of the M.S., a graduate may choose to pursue licensure through the 6th Year Program or the Specialist Degree Program.

Degrees and Plans Offered

  • Master of Science in Educational Administration and Leadership: Plan A (Thesis) at 31 credits
  • Master of Science in Educational Administration and Leadership: Plan C (Portfolio) at 36 credits
  • Sixth-Year Certificate Program in Educational Administration and Leadership at 30 credits
  • Specialist Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership at 36 credits
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership at 72 credits



National Council for Accreditation and Teacher Education (NCATE).

International Student Requirements:

In addition to submitting an application, application fee, GRE/GMAT scores if required by program, and 3 letters of recommendation, international students must also submit scores from a language admission exam and financial documentation stating that the student has the ability to cover the cost of graduate study. Qualifying language admission exams and required scores are as follows: TOEFL: 550 on the paper exam or 79 on the iBT with no subscore under 17; Michigan Placement Test: 80; IELTS: 6.5.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30-36 (72 for Doctor

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): M.S.- 344.74 resident/538.86 non-resident, Ed.D-54 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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