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Educational Leadership, M.A.

Application Deadlines

Spring Semester: October 1
Fall Semester: March 1

Degree Program: Educational Leadership
Degree: M.A.
Program Code: MA-LEAD

Department: Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
Program: Educational Leadership


All applicants for admission into the M.A. program in Educational Leadership must meet the requirements set forth in the College section of the UNM catalog and in the sections on graduate studies at the University of New Mexico.

All graduate students are required to work under the supervision of an assigned advisor and to develop and follow a planned Program of Study composed of required courses and, where appropriate, additional courses selected with the approval of the advisor and/or the Program of Study Committee. Courses taken without prior approval may not be accepted toward the completion of the degree. Students in all programs must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA in all Program of Study coursework.

The Master’s in Educational Leadership is a fully online program.


All MA admissions application materials are submitted by interested applicants online at

Please note: Please order two official sets of transcripts. One set should be sent to admissions along with your application and one set should be to our department.

Please see the Specific Application Instructions under Forms and Resources for additional application information.

Policy on Employment/Load

Faculty and graduates have found that students who give themselves time to concentrate and reflect on their academic studies during their brief time at the University not only achieve academic excellence but excel later in their professional careers. Therefore, the faculty of the Educational Leadership Program strongly recommends that students who are employed full time enroll in nine or fewer hours of course work fall and spring semesters in order to optimize their educational experience. Students will not be allowed to enroll in more than nine hours during the fall and spring semesters without prior approval.

Program Information

Application and Admissions

Admission Procedures for International Students
All international applicants must complete two steps in order to be admitted to the Educational Leadership Program. The first step is to visit the link below and follow the provided guidelines.

The second step is to prepare and submit the application packet for the degree in the program you wish to complete.