High-Impact Master's Education

Our graduates have had distinguished careers in both academics and administration in Nevada and across the nation. They have held such positions as professor, department chair, program director, financial aid officer, dean, chief diversity officer, university vice president and college president. How you will use the skills and knowledge you acquire in an educational leadership program depends on you.

Application Deadline

Applications and all associated documents must be received by the following dates to be considered. Fall Semester: March 1 | Spring Semester: October 1

Admission Requirements

  • Letter of Intent/Statement of Purpose
  • Completion of the program application
  • 1-2 page resume
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Qualified in the professional judgment of the program faculty

The specific curriculum requirements are adapted to the professional needs of the student. Students should not enroll in any graduate-level course without first securing the approval of the program that such a course is acceptable toward a selected major or minor.

Program Requirements

Program Hours

A minimum of 30 credits are required. All degree candidates are required to complete one or more research courses. In addition, all students are required to take 1 to 3 credits of comprehensive examination which may be above the 30 credits of approved courses. A maximum of six graduate credits of S/U grades may be applied toward a master's degree.

Program Faculty

Educational Leadership
Cynthia  Alcantar
Cynthia Alcantar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
WRB 4067
Educational Leadership
Cristina Lash
Cristina Lash, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-9372
WRB 4055
Educational Leadership
Ethan Ris
Ethan Ris, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
(775) 682-9374
WRB 4052
Educational Leadership
Jafeth Sanchez
Jafeth Sanchez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
(775) 682-9078
WRB 4054
Educational Leadership
Hannah Stewart
Hannah Stewart, M.A.
Administrative Assistant for Educational Studies
(775) 682-7857
WRB 3067
Educational Leadership
Bill Thornton
Bill Thornton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Evaluator
(775) 682-9096
WRB 4059