The Master of School Administration Degree
The Master of School administration Degree leads to North Carolina principal licensure (012) for those who wish to work at the building/school level as a principal, assistant principal or in other director positions. The degree is a 36 semester hour program offered in a cohort model over a period of six semesters, two courses per semester. The program is offered online.
Master of School Administration prerequisites are (1) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, (2) a North Carolina "A" license, or its equivalent from another state, (3) three years successful professional experience in K-12 school setting, (4) GRE or MAT scores, and (5) approval of the Program Admissions Committee and the chairperson of the department.
- Standardized Tests - GRE 350 V/350 Q (prior to June 2010)--New GRE scoring 143 V/138 Q OR MAT Score at the 35th percentile
- COVID-19 Update Effective 4/16/2020: Individuals applying to programs with a July 1 deadline who are experiencing difficulty taking a required standardized exam due to Covid-19 closures of testing centers or other factors that prevent them from taking the GRE online should contact the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Marie Hoepfl, to request a waiver.
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Writing Sample
- References - Three references including one from an administrator
Fall Application Deadline: July 1.
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; NC "A" or "M" licensure; GRE or MAT scores, writing sample.
Contact: Dr Precious Mudiwa, Program Director.
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More information about the program can be found in the current ASU Graduate Bulletin.