Be the (R)evolution: Innovating, Discovering, Leading

The Department of Administrative Leadership develops the education field’s next generation of change-makers.

As an educational leader, you’ll have the vital skills needed to nurture leadership among others in a wide range of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary programs, as well as in business and industry.

We have three areas of study: Adult Education, which focuses on post-secondary adult and continuing education leadership; Educational Administration, which focuses on elementary and secondary educational administration; and Higher Education Administration, which focuses on administration at higher education organizations.

Our Programs

Why Choose Our Programs?

We share a “student first” attitude that emphasizes the interests and learning needs of our students. With a flexible approach to students’ assignments and course work, we help students connect theory to practice. We are committed to academic excellence and the development of highly competent, confident and successful professionals.

About Administrative Leadership

Department Mission

UWM’s Department of Administrative Leadership develops competent, inquiring educational leaders who are ready to transform students’ lives. These leaders require advanced preparation to meet the broad spectrum of learning needs in today's dynamic and complex society.

Distinct Values of Our Program

  • We value and prize adults as learners and their quest for transformational learning opportunities.
  • Through quality teaching and research in the field, we meet learners' needs, stimulate critical thinking and provide a foundation for lifelong learning.
  • We are committed to the creation and dissemination of new knowledge and social justice.

Contact Us

For more information or questions about the program

(414) 229-4721

Mailing Address

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Administrative Leadership
School of Education
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Online Programs

If you have questions specifically about our online programs, email one of the following:

Adult & Continuing Education

Educational Administration (School Principal/Director of Instruction - Online Sequence)

Higher Education Administration

Application/Course Enrollment Deadlines

Deadlines for Submission of Applications to the Program

Summer 2017 – April 17th, 2017
Fall 2017 – July 17th, 2017
Spring 2018 – December 11th, 2017

Please also review Important Dates by Term from the Registrar’s Office.

Applicants can expect to hear back with the Graduate School’s official admission decision 6-8 weeks after their application is complete. If admitted by the Graduate School, they can also expect to hear back from the department with their advisor assignment shortly thereafter. Applications submitted after these deadlines will be reviewed on a rolling basis and may not be processed in time for enrollment for the intended semester. In this case, please contact the Graduate Admissions Support Specialist, Allison Beverly Hochmuth (

Graduate Project Assistantships 2017-2018

Graduate Project Assistantships 2017-2018