College of Education

MSA Degree Program

The Master of School Administration (MSA) degree is designed for individuals seeking their first master’s degree. It is 30 credit hours, which requires 18 hours in the major (6 content courses), and 12 hours in a field‐based, full‐time internship and seminar that is completed in 24 months. The field‐based internship must be completed during the fall and spring semesters.

Candidates can transfer up to 6 hours (2 classes) into the program toward the required credit hours. This track is typically completed in 16-24 months depending on semester enrollment. Candidates who enroll in full‐time study (9 credit hours during each semester) are eligible for the DPI stipend. This stipend offers candidates a paid stipend during the internship.

MSA 765 School Finance

MSA 774 Curriculum Leadership & Assessment

MSA 778 School Principalship 

9 Hours

MSA 770 Action Research for School Administration 

MSA 771 Diversity Issues and Community Relations

MSA 776 Educational Law

9 Hours

MSAL 784 Internship Supervision I

MSAL 789 Internship Seminar I

6-9 Hours (9 Hours for Stipend)

MSAL 785 Internship Supervision II

MSAL 792 Internship Seminar II

9 Hours (9 Hours for Stipend)

  • During Internship Supervision II all students must take the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA). Candidate must complete the SLLA and earn a minimum score of 163