Student banner

Educational Administration

Master of Science
  • 36 Credits
  • School of Education
  • Bronx
  • Manhattan
  • Online
  • Westchester
Liberal Arts Classroom

Educational Administration Overview

Our Master of Science in Educational Administration allows former teachers and other eligible school personnel to elevate their careers. Graduates are qualified to pursue the School Building Certificate and the School District Leader Certificate, which will allow them to work in a range of administrative and supervisory positions.

Teacher advancing to school district leader.

Career Opportunities

With a degree in Educational Administration graduates are eligible for positions including:

  • Assistant principal
  • Principal
  • Executive director
  • Directory
  • Staff developer
  • Curriculum supervisor
  • Assistant superintendent
  • Superintendent



Online Courses

Online Courses Available

Offers students flexible scheduling to fit their busy schedules

$124K Salary

Average Pay

For education administrators for elementary and secondary schools in the New York region

36 Credits

Total Credits to Earn Your Degree

Classes in Using Data for Instruction and Educational Policy and Family and Community Engagement

Want More Info?

We'd like to hear from you! Get more information.


The Mercy Advantage

  • Strong relationships with elementary and secondary schools across New York City and Westchester
  • Online course offerings for flexible scheduling
  • National Accreditation - NCATE and CAEP
Teacher meeting.

Outside the Classroom

Two semesters of internship let students gain leadership experience and build relationships within our network of partner schools, across New York City and Westchester.

Admissions Requirements

  • Master's Degree Transcripts with 3.0 GPA
  • Resume
  • Three years teaching experience
  • Effective Educator Statement

Students must submit an Effective Educator Statement to complete their application. You can download requirements here. Please submit the completed statement to your application portal

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.

Yes. Many of our major courses are taught online on a rotating basis.

Students must also pass (or have passed) the Educating All Students Exam and both parts of the School Building Leadership and School District Leadership Exams.

Yes. Some students may be eligible for the Educational Leadership Scholarship: $1,500 per term

Initial Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • For applicants to the Educational Administration program or the Educational Supervision program
  • 3.00 GPA from Undergraduate or Graduate Coursework

To continue receiving the scholarship each term:

  • Must register for at least 6 credits per term
  • Must maintain a 3.50 GPA in the graduate program
  • Must file a FAFSA each year

*Students will be automatically considered for this scholarship based on their GPA and do not need to apply separately for it.

Program Details & Curriculum

Major Courses

Required Program Courses: 36 Credits

Total: 36 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog. 

  1. Successful completion of all course work plus six credits of internship/clinical practice is required
  2. A 3.0 GPA is required for degree conferral.
  3. Successful completion of a Taskstream e-portfolio project. 

Candidates in the degree programs must also meet with the chair or advisor to plan their courses prior to course registration and to establish a plan of study for degree completion.

Full-Time Faculty

Part-Time Faculty

Faculty Emeritae/i