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Office of Graduate Admission
Stockton Campus

University of the Pacific
Knoles Hall 2nd Floor, Room 207 B
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211-0110

MA in Education - Educational Administration & Leadership

About the Degree

Benerd's Master of Arts in Education program is geared to individuals seeking careers in educational administration within or outside of K-12 education.


  • Educational Leadership (K-12; credential option)
  • Educational and Organizational Leadership
  • Student Affairs 

Please note that the Educational Leadership (K-12; credential) concentration usually involves the 21 units required for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. 

Admission and Application Requirements
Admission to the master's program is a holistic decision that takes into consideration all the factors of each applicant's background and experience.  Specific requirements include:

  •  Completed online application
  •  A relevant bachelor's degree from an accredited university 
  •  A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for the last 60 units of college or post-baccalaureate work 
  •  Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  •  Personal Statement 
  •  Resume 
  •  Three letters of recommendation 
  •  Departmental interview, if required
  •  Evidence of qualities and character in keeping with the philosophy and standards of University of the Pacific and the Benerd School of Education.

For more information about the application process, please contact Graduate Admissions

Curriculum and Coursework 
A detailed list of the master's level courses offered by the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education can be found in University of the Pacific's Graduate Catalog.