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About the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers master's degree and doctoral programs that prepare administrators, researchers, faculty members, and leaders for positions in all levels of the PK-16 educational system. Specifically, the graduate programs are offered in educational administration (PK12 settings); education and social policy; and higher education administration (college or university settings).

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The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies…

because leadership matters.


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Preparing Educators as Leaders

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Diversity Statement

The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies values diversity in its many forms. We strive to build an inclusive environment for learning and working, and we are committed to the respectful and equitable treatment of all individuals in their academic, personal, and professional pursuits.

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DEI Initiative

Learn more about the School of Education & Human Sciences Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative (DEI)
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