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Graduate Programs

The University of Nevada, Reno offers one graduate preparation program for individuals interested in pursuing careers in student affairs and higher education.

Educational Leadership (EL)

Based in the College of Education, the Educational Leadership department offers a Master's of Arts degree in Educational Leadership, with emphasis in Higher Education Administration. This flexible program allows students to create an individualized plan of study. The curriculum requires 37 credits hours which include an internship experience as well as a comprehensive exam. There is an option for a thesis instead of an internship for those interested in this route.

Applications and admissions to the Educational Leadership program are done on a rolling basis, meaning that there is no formal application deadline. However, we encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible since we cannot make graduate assistantship offers until a candidate is formally accepted into the graduate program.

Educational Leadership requires applicants to complete both:

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