Application Requirements

Successful candidates should meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from accredited college or university and have a grade point of 3.00 or better [4.00 point scale] on the most recent 60 semester hours.
  2. Have adequate academic background in proposed area of specialization as defined by the program through which the degree is to be awarded.
  3. Twenty-four months (2 years) of appropriate work experience in the specialization as determined by faculty in the major.

Graduate School Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  2. UNC Graduate School Application for Admission – available as a hard copy or on-line at the Graduate School's Web site. International students must fill out a hard copy application and provide other documentation (proof of English)
  3. Non-refundable processing fee.
  4. Two official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies attended since high school

Note: If you are applying for both the M.A. and a licensure program, check both the Non-Degree Licensure and M.A. program options and be sure to include the Application for Educator License.

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from accredited college or university.
  2. Current vita or resume which documents professional experiences in education
  3. Professional assessment forms from two individuals, one of whom is qualified to provide a review of your academic ability,and one of whom may assess your professional ability. Forms can be downloaded below.
  4. Detailed statement which describes your:
    1. Demonstrated commitment to education
    2. Contributions to professional education
    3. Immediate and long-range personal, professional, and academic goals
    4. Rationale for pursuing the M.A. degree

Application Materials to be Submitted

Complete online form for U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents & International students (Graduate, Undergraduate, Transfer):

Materials to Submit to the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) Program:

  1. Graduate Program Application Background Information Sheet.
  2. A copy of K-12 related license(s).
  3. Current resume or vita which documents professional experiences in education
  4. Professional Assessment Forms from two individuals, one of whom is qaulified to provide a review of your academic ability, and one of whom may assess your professional ability. Forms can be downloaded through the following links:

    MS Word (editable document)

    PDF (Acrobat Reader)

  5. Detailed statement which describes your:
    1. Demonstrated commitment to education
    2. Contributions to professional education
    3. Immediate and long-range personal, professional, and academic goals
    4. Rationale for pursuing the M.A. degree
    5. Strengths and weaknesses as they apply to educational leadership

Send the above information to:

ELPS Program Admissions Committee

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

418 McKee Hall, Campus Box 103

University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO 80639