Deadline for MSA-Flex (summer start): April 13, 2021
The application process for the MSA program is administered through the School of Education (not the Graduate School) via an online admission application through which all application materials are submitted.
You are responsible for monitoring your application status and ensuring that your application — including the application fee, letters of recommendation, and uploaded unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended — is complete by the application deadline.
A transcript is considered unofficial when you:
Print and upload a transcript from an online platform like blackboard or module
Request a transcript from a school to be sent to you and you break the seal
an explanation as to how your current or past work materially relates to the various standards to which administrator preparation programs are held in North Carolina.
A state license/certificate (out of state candidates must obtain a NC license/certificate)
Official TOEFL/IELTS (International students only, must be valid within last 2 years)
MSA applicants must also participate in an interview as part of the application process.
Admissions Review Process
Your application will be reviewed after the complete application is submitted and the application fee is received. By applying to UNC-Chapel Hill, consent is granted to university staff to obtain any additional or missing information as needed, including campus safety information.
Each offer of admission is specific for the term stated in the admission letter. If you do not register for classes, you must apply again in a subsequent semester. Contact the admissions office for questions about deferrals of admission offers.
If you are offered admission
If you are offered admission into the MSA program, you will be required to submit official transcripts from all attended colleges and Universities to the School of Education. You can have them sent electronically to SOE.Transcripts@unc.edu or mailed to:
School of Education
attn: Student Affairs
Campus Box 3500
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
All Official transcripts must come directly to the School of Education from the University or College unopened.
Special Provisions for Teach for America applicants
North Carolina requires three years of teaching in order to secure a professional teaching license, and also requires that candidates for K-12 Principal licensure hold a professional teaching license. TFA corps members are waived from the candidate requirement and are eligible to apply to the MSA program in their second year of teaching.
Teach for America corps members who apply to the School Administration program during their two year commitment qualify for an application fee waiver to the UNC Chapel Hill School Administration program.
Application options for TFA applicants
MSA Flex students
Begin your MSA studies in the summer following your second year of teaching. You will continue to teach while enrolled in the program, so you will earn your third year of teaching service at the same time as you are studying for your MSA degree, and will be recommended for Principal licensure upon successful completion of the program.
Begin your MSA studies in the summer immediately concluding your second year of teaching. You will continue to teach while enrolled in the add-on program part-time, so you will earn your third year of teaching service at the same time as you are studying for your MSA degree, and will be recommended for Principal licensure upon successful completion of the program. You will follow the same course of study as degree-seeking students with the exception of the two courses you are not required to take.