The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration. Statewide and nationally, EAHR graduates, faculty and staff play major roles in the education of children and adults.

As one of four departments in the College of Education and Human Development, EAHR is currently home to about 380 undergraduate students, 392 graduate students, 22 faculty and 22 staff.

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Education Administration
PK-12 Educational Leadership
Higher Education Administration
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
Educational Human Resource Development
Adult Education
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Honors
Technology Management
Technology Management
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“What I enjoy most are the opportunities to work with such a diverse, intelligent, talented group of life-long learners,” said Druery. “People who are helpful, friendly and want to see you succeed encourage me on a daily basis.”

 – Donna Druery

Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

Master's Admissions


The deadline for Fall admission is December 1 for applicants to the EDAD programs, and February 1 for applicants to the EHRD programs .

The deadline for Spring admission is August 15. (M.S. in Educational Human Resource Development and M.S. in Educational Administration (Higher Education Administration, non-SAAHE) applications only.)

Texas A&M Admission Requirements

To apply for full admission into the department, the Office of Graduate Admissions and Records at Texas A&M University requires the following items:

  • Texas A&M University GraduateCAS Application and Fee- Complete the Texas A&M University GraduateCAS application. A nonrefundable $89 application fee for domestic applications, and a nonrefundable $114 application fee for international applicants.Fall 2022 application:
  • Official transcripts – Transcripts must be submitted from each higher education institution previously attended
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores – International applicants only must submit scores less than two years old. Scores are sent electronically using the Texas A&M University code-6003.

For contact information and how to send the required documents to the Graduate Admissions Office, please go to their website.

Departmental Admission Requirements

In addition to the Texas A&M admission requirements, the department requires applicants to submit the following items. These items may be uploaded electronically through your GraduateCAS Application. To access your application, please follow this link to the Texas A&M GraduateCAS website: (

  • A one-page minimum statement of professional intent/career objective — Must indicate why you wish to pursue the degree, and what the degree can accomplish for your career goals.
  • A current resume Please be sure to include the following information, if applicable: Internships held, work experience, publications, presentations, professional organization memberships, volunteer/service activities.
  • Three reference letters  The letter should provide information on the connection of the writer to the applicant as well as why the applicant is a good fit for the program. These should be completed by any of the following:
    • your immediate or past supervisor
    • a professor or advisor
    • another person from the above categories
  • Departmental Data Sheet in the Applicant Information System- You will be required to indicate your Specific Area of Interest and answer Department Questions.

 Additional Requirements for M. Ed applicants  in Educational Administration:

  • Copy of TEA Certificate
  • TEA Identification Number This can be included in an e-mail to

After a thorough review of the application file, masters applicants in specific specializations (listed below) are invited to an Interview Conference. The applicants are required to come to the College Station campus for the interview and writing exercise in order to be considered for the program. If you feel you have extenuating circumstances that would require an alternative method of interviewing, please inform the Advising Office when you are contacted for the Interview Conference. Those programs are:

After the interview, you may be requested to complete a writing sample. Instructions for this will be provided.

Acceptance into the department is based on a thorough review of all components in the application process.

If you are a current Texas A&M graduate student or recent graduate from a graduate-level program at Texas A&M (within one year from the start of this program) and are applying to a program within this department, you can submit the departmental required documents directly to our Graduate Advising office, with a Letter of Intent form found on the Graduate and Professional School website. You do not need to submit a GraduateCAS application. If you wish to hand carry admission materials directly to the Office of Academic Advising, deliver to:

Texas A&M University
511 Harrington Tower (see campus map)
College Station, TX

If you are a former student wanting to apply for readmission to the program, please go to the Graduate Readmission website.

For further information or questions, contact the Office of Academic Advising at (979) 845-3017, or by email at

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