Graduate Degrees, Specializations and Certificates
The Department offers two master’s degrees, the M.A. and M.Ed., with a major in educational administration. A specialization in student affairs is available within the master’s degree and a student may pursue administrative certification within the master’s degree.
The Department offers two Ed.D. degrees, one with a major in educational administration, and one with a major in educational studies with a specialization in educational leadership and higher education. The Ed.D. with a major in educational administration is designed for individuals who are completing Nebraska certificate/endorsements. The Ph.D. is offered with a major in educational studies and a specialization in educational leadership and higher education. The Ph.D. is not intended for those pursuing administrative certification.
A University certificate is available in community college leadership and can be completed independently or in conjunction with the Ed.D. with a major in educational studies.
 Specializations are well-defined areas of study that are noted on the official UNL graduate transcript.
 A certificate program is designed to enhance the marketability of graduate students or to provide a service to a segment of the community through short-term graduate education. Upon completion of the course of study a student is awarded a university graduate certificate and the certificate noted on the official UNL graduate transcript.
Specializations, administrative endorsement/certification, and the community college certificate have additional specific course requirements (current requirements can be found at http://cehs.unl.edu/edad/certspec/). We recognize that students come to us with varying backgrounds and programs need to offer flexibility. A set of core courses has been established for the respective masters and doctoral degrees offered by EDAD. Unless a specific set of courses are required for a specialization, certificate, or endorsement, the determination of courses that comprise a concentration, area of focus or electives is made with the advisor and approved by the supervisory committee.