Master of Science in Educational Leadership

Most of our students earn a master of science (MS) degree in educational leadership, which can be completed without a background in teaching.

Master of science (MS) program students acquire valuable research and analytical skills designed to help them find solutions to improve education outcomes in schools as well as understand and use educational research to solve problems of practice in Pre–K to 12th grade school settings.

Most master’s degree students graduate in less than two years.


Master of Science Program Requirements

The master’s degree requires a minimum total of 45 credits.

As many as 15 related graduate credits can be considered for transfer as electives from another accredited university.


Two-Year Degree Plan

First Year — Total Credits: 27

Fall Term — Total Credits: 9

TitleCREDITS
EDLD 643 Evidence-Based Decision Making3
EDLD 696 Professional Writing I: Foundations in Professional Writing3
Elective*3

Winter Term — Total Credits: 9

TitleCREDITS
EDLD 624 Leading for Equity3
EDLD 697 Professional Writing II: Organization3
Elective*3

Spring Term — Total Credits: 9

TitleCREDITS
EDLD 623 Cultural Adaptation of Evidence-Based Practices3
EDLD 698 Professional Writing III: Literature Review3
EDLD 684 Master’s Project Proposal1
Elective*2

Second Year — Total Credits: 18

Fall Term — Total Credits: 9

TitleCREDITS
EDLD 625 Survey and Questionnaire Design3
EDLD 632 Education Policy Analysis3
Elective*3

Winter Term — Total Credits: 9

TitleCREDITS
EDLD 644 Learning Organization3
EDLD 685 Master’s Project 3
Elective*3

* When choosing electives or substitutions, please remember the Graduate School requirement that AT LEAST 30 CREDITS must be taken in the EMPL major (Courses with the EDLD prefix.).