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Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

Program Details

Domestic Students: GPA: 3.0 GRE: no requirement


Sept 15, Jan 15, and May 15

International Students:

TOEFL: 550 min written or 80 min online, OR

IELTS:  6.5 min overall score

GRE151 in verbal, 153 quantitative; 4.0 in analytical writing


Sept 15, Jan 15, and May 15


The M.A. in Education, Higher Education Administration, prepares graduates for entry level leadership positions in adult education, postsecondary education, and related non-profit and for-profit organizations.

International Students: Welcome and thank you for your interest in our program! This program is delivered online. As such, the University of Wyoming International Students and Scholars staff are unable to issue I-20 or DS-2019 documents for international students enrolling in this program. Non-US citizens may still be eligible for this program. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email

Either a TOEFL score or an IELTS score is acceptable. We require a minimum score of 80 for the online TOEFL exam, with minimum scores of 20 in each subset, and the score must be at least two years current. For the IELTS exam, we require a  minimum overall score of 6.5, with minimum scores of 6 in each subset, and the score must be at least two years current.

The master's degree program is 33 credit hours. All the classes are delivered either online or through a blended format (online and audio conferencing) with the exception of the Capstone defense, which includes a Friday session in the spring on the Laramie campus.

Beginning Fall 2017, we welcome you to take up to six credits of required courses (two courses), no exceptions, as a non-degree seeking student. Any hours earned can be transferred into your program of study, if you are admitted into the program (courses taken must be within 4 years of admittance).  Our priority, as it should be, is to our current admitted students. We will allow you to enroll up to two weeks before the start of classes, if the class is not full.

Required course list for those admitted prior to fall 2017

Required course list for those admitted fall 2017 or later

Comparison of ADED and HIED courses

Extended course schedule 


Tuition and Fees

The University of Wyoming was ranked #1 on Student Loan Hero's list of “20 States Where College Is Worth the Cost,” and #3 on Growella's list of "Best Colleges for Students Who Take Loans."

Note: All courses offered via distance.

Additional UW at a Distance course fee: $25/credit.

Please refer to the Cost of Attendance page for details.

>>Click here to learn more about funding opportunities

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How to Apply

Application deadlines for this program are September 15 (admission no earlier than the following spring), January 15 (admission no earlier than the following summer), and May 15 (admission no earlier than the following fall).

Step 1: Apply to UW and the program through the online applicant portal

  1. Click here to access the UW graduate applicant portal
  2. After completing the initial information page, you will receive an email from the system including a link and your temporary username and password
  3. Please complete the contact, academic, residency information, etc.
  4. Submit the $50 application fee
  5. Submit ALL required documents to the online document portal (applications with missing documents will not be considered)
    • Required documents for this program application: Document Guidelines
      • A personal statement (not to exceed five double spaced type written page maximum)
      • A current academic resume
      • Three letters of recommendation from those who are knowledgeable of your current or potential leadership skills (use the admissions portal to request your letters)
      • Upload unofficial transcripts from all postsecondary institutions (official copies should be sent to UW Admissions)
      • Agree to admissions terms and submit your application

Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts to UW Admissions

  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions should be requested and sent to UW Admissions
    • Address: University of Wyoming Admissions – 1000 E. University Ave. – Laramie, WY 82071

Questions about this degree?

Britany Kathan
Office Associate


Dr. Reed Scull
Program Coordinator

Helpful Links:

UW College of Education

UW Admissions

UW Graduate Education

Outreach Credit Programs

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School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy, and Design

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3374

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5649

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