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M.S.Ed. at a Glance

Options: On-Campus, Online or Blended cohorts
Credits: 36
Tuition per credit hour: Financial Info
Admission priority deadline: Feb. 1st
GRE required?: No
Years to complete program: 2
Professional Experience: Graduate Assistantships, Internships & Practica

Note: Applications accepted until all spots are filled.

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Ed.D. at a Glance

Format: Online cohort (no residency requirement)
Credits: 54
Tuition per credit hour: $700 
Admission priority deadline: January 1st
GRE required?: No
Years to complete program: 3
(includes dissertation completion)
Dissertation Process Starts: 2nd year

Note: Collaborative Program with three UW System institutions

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U.K. Study Tour 2019

As a part of the Higher Ed. and Student Affairs in a U.K. Context class, M.S.Ed and Ed.D. students will have the option to participate in an international study tour. While abroad, we will visit various universities in England and Scotland. The dates for this 1-credit 720 class will be February 11 - March 3, and the study tour will be March 14 - 24, 2019. 

The approximate cost for the trip is $1,200-$1,500. This includes housing, some meals, tuition, insurance, and transportation while abroad. It does not include airfare. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form. Any questions can be directed towards Paige Kieler ( 


SAA is one of the top five online master's in higher education programs in the country, according to


SAA Headlines

  • Did you know? The University just crafted a UWL employee education assistant program. Take a look - it may open doors for you to pursue our Ed.D. or M.S.Ed. programs.
  • We would like to announce that one of our newest Ed.D students is being highlighted as UWL's new Multicultural Advisor/Recruiter! Congratulations Mai Chao! Read about it here!
  • SAA LinkedIn group offers great connection opportunities.
  • SAA awarded as Top 5 nationwide online program in higher education by 
  • SAA seeks students fluent in German! We are actively looking for an intern at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. Must be admitted to the SAA program in fall to qualify. Read related story here: SAA program sends first student abroad