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COVID-19 Update: Our M.A. in Educational Innovations is Online. We are Currently Enrolling Students.

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Empower & Inspire

Want to shape the future of higher education or work in PK-12 programs to equip students for higher education? St. Edward’s University can help you prepare to lead with our online Master of Arts in Educational Innovations (MA-EDIN). In just 21 months, you will learn the impact of mental health issues common in education, cross-cultural issues/strategies, and how data analytics drives educational outcomes to help you serve and empower 21st century students.

Program Benefits

Learn through a
Social Justice Lens

Founded in 1877, St. Edward’s University’s mission is heavily influenced by social justice. That focus ensures you have a deep understanding of global issues, know how to communicate with empathy to students of all backgrounds and become an effective leader.

Direct Transfer into
Doctoral Program

Our 30-credit hour online MA-EDIN program is just the beginning of your education journey. In as little as 21 months, you will be prepared to transfer into our online Ed.D. of Leadership in Higher Education program.

Innovative Experiential Learning

Guided by faculty, you will combine research and professional work experience in an apprenticeship program. You will work with a student development organization to evaluate and improve 21st-century student experience.

Inspiring, In-Demand Career Path

Our degree can help expand your expertise and career options in schools, colleges, universities, and adult education, as well as in business and policy-making organizations. An advanced degree can potentially lead to career growth and higher pay.

Course Topics

The online MA-EDIN is a fully online program conducted over five semesters (21 months). It features a variety of high impact formats optimized to subject:

  • A blend of asynchronous coursework and live online sessions
  • 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours
  • Faculty-guided apprenticeship research project
  • 21st-Century Education, Services and Applications
  • Leading Strategically in Higher Education
  • Assessing Organizational Data
  • Abnormal Human Behavior
  • Career Development and Planning
  • Advocacy, Support and Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Predictive Analytics in Higher Education and Leadership

Course topics include:

*St. Edward’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Tuition & Financing

For 2020-2021, costs include:

  • $37,260* total tuition
  • $500 deposit required upon enrollment
  • Books, materials, and comprehensive examination fee are additional cost

We also offer GradGuard tuition insurance, which can cover costs if you need to withdraw from the program for medical reasons (including mental health reasons).

The St. Edward’s University Financial Aid office provides information about financial aid opportunities available to graduate students.

Please visit the Financial Aid office website or call us at (512) 387-3110 if you are interested in additional details.

How to Apply

We require all applicants for the Master of Arts in Educational Innovations to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. International applicants may be required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score to demonstrate English proficiency.

To start your application, follow these steps:


Contact an Enrollment Counselor to discuss your qualifications and interest in the program.


Provide your supplemental materials, including your official transcripts from all institutions attended, personal statement and government-issued ID.

NOTE: We do not require you to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). We accept applications on a rolling basis.


Take Your Career to the Next Level.

Please fill out the contact form for more information or to request a call from an enrollment counselor.