Boost your career trajectory in the rewarding field of higher education with UMass Lowell’s flexible and affordable Master of Education in Education Administration: Higher Education Option.


Taught and developed by UMass Lowell’s exceptional educators, the program’s robust and relevant curriculum provides the knowledge you need to effectively manage change within a higher education environment and tackle the many challenges facing colleges and universities today.

Having offered this program on campus for a decade, UMass Lowell has converted this degree into an online format — maintaining the same high-level academic standards and experience.

Program Highlights

  • Ranked as One of the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • One of the most affordable tuitions in the nation
  • High-Touch “Live Online” Format Offers Convenience and Flexibility
  • No GRE/GMAT Required

Start or Expand Your Career in Higher Education

The degree program serves aspiring as well as established professionals in higher education, including individuals with prior college work experience, those who hold current positions in different areas of higher education, and those who have an interest in doctoral studies. While prospective students should ideally be working or interning at a four-year school, a research university or a community college, applications from those with a wide range of work and educational experiences are also encouraged.

This online program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, offering flexibility for those with busy lives.

Learn More About This Program

Visit UMass Lowell’s web site for more information on the Master's Degree in Education Administration: Higher Education Option, M.Ed.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $470
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,440 ($470 x 3 credits = $1,410 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before they have formally applied into the program; however, students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered.

For information about UMass Lowell's graduate admissions process, visit https://www.uml.edu/grad/.

Financial Aid: 

Availability varies depending on matriculation of financial aid and course status. Please contact the Solution Center at 978-934-2000 or TSC@uml.edu to determine eligibility.