The Educational Leadership Graduate degree programs welcome applicants who desire to become inspiring, innovative, visionary leaders for 21st century schools. Students can earn either a Master of Science in School Administration or an Educational Specialist in Education with an emphasis in School Administration. These 14-month intensive programs accept a new cohort each June and finish in August of the following year.

Admission Requirements

Graduate applicants may apply year-round for summer admission only. Contact the program coordinator for deadline to submit the graduate application with all supporting documentation and Graduate Record Examination (GRE®) scores. Students are scored on their GRE® score, GPA, and program interview.

  • A 2.75 GPA for admission to the Master’s program and a 3.20 GPA to enter the Educational Specialist degree program
  • A current teaching license, strong recommendations from administrators in the field
  • At least (3) years teaching experience
  • In addition to the graduate school requirements, students must create a portfolio and schedule an interview with program faculty (contact program coordinator after graduate school application is complete)

Advisor

Dr. Penny K. Wallin portrait

Dr. Penny K. Wallin
Assistant Professor
of Educational Leadership

Phone: 601-484-0467
Fax: 601-484-0280
E-mail: pwallin@meridian.msstate.edu

Master of Science in School Administration