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

Degree Requirements for concentration in Student Affairs Leadership

(Concentrations do not show on transcripts or diplomas.)

ED_LPA 9439Applying Higher Education Research to Practice3
ED_LPA 9452Overview of Higher Education3
ED_LPA 9447College Student Culture and Environment3
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
Electives (4)12

Degree Requirements for concentration in Higher Education Leadership

(Concentrations do not show on transcripts or diplomas.)

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
Electives (7)21

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Sample Plan of Study

Below is a sample plan of study for students pursuing the Student Affairs Leadership concentration.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED_LPA 94393ED_LPA 94453
ED_LPA 94523Elective 13
ED_LPA 94473Elective 23
 9 9
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED_LPA 94403ED_LPA 94463
ED_LPA 94813Elective 43
Elective 33 
 9 6
Total Credits: 33

Below is a Sample Plan of Study for students pursuing the Higher Education Leadership concentration.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED_LPA 94393Elective 23
ED_LPA 94493Elective 33
Elective 13Elective 43
 9 9
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED_LPA 94503ED_LPA 94513
Elective 53Elective 73
Elective 63 
 9 6
Total Credits: 33

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Thesis/Non-Thesis Requirements

In addition to 33 hours of coursework, to complete a Master of Education (MEd), students must write a capstone reflection paper drawing on knowledge gained throughout the program.

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Admissions

Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MEd 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.

For application instructions, see: https://education.missouri.edu/degree/higher-education-med/#apply

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