Educational Policy and Leadership Master of Science Degree Program

This master's program is introductory to the study of educational policy and leadership. It closely resembles the existing advanced program sequences, however, and students who complete this program and who are accepted in the advanced programs may do so with a minimum loss of credit.

The program requires a minimum of 36 credits of graduate credit distributed as follows:

  1. Core requirements (6-9 credits): Epl 600, 601, and the statistics requirement. The statistics requirement may be met by either taking an approved quantitative research methods course (e.g. Epl 614 or see your advisor for other courses that qualify), or by passing a departmental research methods exam (in which case an additional three credits must be taken in one of the other areas).
  2. Concentration (9 credits minimum) in the chosen area of specialization (K-12, Education Policy, or Global Comparative Education Policy).
  3. Support discipline courses (6 credits minimum) such as philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology and political science. 
  4. Additional education and elective courses (9 credits minimum) to support the chosen concentration.
  5. Research (3 credits): Epl 680 Seminar or Epl 699 Master's Thesis.

Please note: This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If you have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.