Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

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
  • Sample of written work
  • 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 39 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 39 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
1420
Educational Leadership
Walter Brediger
Walter Brediger, III
Administrative Assistant III, Educational Leadership
(775) 682-9076
WRB 4052
1420
Educational Leadership
Cary Groth
Cary Groth, M.S.
Senior Lecturer, Educational Leadership
(775) 682-9010
WRB 4061
1420
Educational Leadership
David R. Johnson
David R. Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Higher Education Leadership
(775) 682-9085
WRB 4055
1420
Educational Leadership
Cristina Lash
Cristina Lash, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-9372
WRB 4055
1420
Educational Leadership
Ethan Ris
Ethan Ris, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
(775) 682-9374
WRB 4052
1420
Educational Leadership
Jafeth Sanchez
Jafeth Sanchez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
(775) 682-9078
WRB 4054
1420
Educational Leadership
Bill Thornton
Bill Thornton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Evaluator
(775) 682-9096
WRB 4059
1420
Educational Leadership
Janet Usinger
Janet Usinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, State Extension Specialist
(775) 682-9083
WRB 4065
1420