Master of Arts Degree Requirements

Program of Study

The Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies enables candidates to acquire knowledge about leadership in the P-12 or Higher Education settings. The program provides opportunities for students to develop in-depth understanding about leadership roles and responsibilities, working with external environments, policy development, organizational behavior, and contemporary educational issues.
Entering students must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. The master's degree requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate study: 12 hours of which are core learning experiences. Depending on career goals, students may choose from two concentration areas in the master's program: P-12 Education or Higher Education. P-12 Education students may obtain the master's degree while also working concurrently on a principal or administrator license. Satisfactory performance on a concluding activity approved by faculty, in accordance with Graduate School policy, must be demonstrated.