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Admission to the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Graduate Students

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for admission through the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Kansas: graduate.ku.edu/apply.

Please note that each individual graduate program offered through the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies has a unique set of program application requirements and application deadlines. Visit your graduate program web page for additional details: elps.ku.edu/academics.

Online Graduate Students

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for admission to the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies' online Master’s degree programs through the Office of Graduate Studies: graduate.ku.edu/apply

Please note that each individual online graduate program has a unique set of program application requirements. Visit your online graduate program web page for additional details: educationonline.ku.edu

International Students

International students are encouraged to apply to the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies based on their level of degree/education interest:

Edwards Campus Students

Graduate students interested in applying to the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park are encouraged to apply for admission through the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Kansas: graduate.ku.edu/apply.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Individuals interested in enrolling in coursework without the intent to complete a degree program are encouraged to apply as non-degree seeking students. For more information, please contact the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at elps@ku.edu


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