MA in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with Emphasis in Higher Education

Admissions

Contact Information:
College of Education
202 Hill Hall
573-882-8221
573-884-5714 (fax)
ELPA website:  https://education.missouri.edu/educational-leadership-policy-analysis/

Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MA in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and the minimum requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies.  Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process.  Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Office of Graduate Studies and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

In addition to 33 hours of coursework, to complete a Master of Arts (MA), students must complete a thesis.

Degree Requirements for Concentration in Student Affairs Leadership

ED_LPA 9439Applying Higher Education Research to Practice3
ED_LPA 9447College Student Culture and Environment3
ED_LPA 9452Overview of Higher Education3
ED_LPA 9445College Student Development3
ED_LPA 9440Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Higher Education3
ED_LPA 9446Student Affairs Administration3
ED_LPA 9481Internship in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis3
ED_LPA 9095Problems in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis3
Research Methods 13
Research Methods 23
Elective3

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED_LPA 94393Research Methods 23
Research Methods 13Elective 13
ED_LPA 94523ED_LPA 94453
 9 9
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED_LPA 90953ED_LPA 94463
ED_LPA 94473ED_LPA 94813
ED_LPA 94403 
 9 6
Total Credits: 33

Degree Requirements for Concentration in Higher Education Leadership

ED_LPA 9439Applying Higher Education Research to Practice3
ED_LPA 9449History of Higher Education in the United States3
ED_LPA 9450Administration and Governance of Higher Education3
ED_LPA 9451Higher Education Finance3
ED_LPA 9095Problems in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis3
Research Methods 13
Research Methods 23
Electives (4)12

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED_LPA 94393Research Methods 23
ED_LPA 94493Elective 13
Research Methods 13Elective 23
 9 9
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED_LPA 94503ED_LPA 94513
ED_LPA 90953Elective 43
Elective 33 
 9 6
Total Credits: 33

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