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

Degree Requirements

For Higher Education and Student Affairs 

(Concentrations do not show on transcripts or diplomas.)

ED_LPA 7452Overview of Higher Education3
ED_LPA 9440Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Higher Education3
ED_LPA 9445College Student Development3
ED_LPA 9447College Student Culture and Environment3
ED_LPA 9450Administration and Governance of Higher Education3
ED_LPA 9451Higher Education Finance3
ED_LPA 9485Assessment in Higher Education 3
ED_LPA 9466College Access3
Electives (3)9

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Sample Plan of Study

Below is a sample plan of study for Higher Education and Student Affairs

First Year
ED_LPA 74523ED_LPA 94403Elective 13
ED_LPA 94513ED_LPA 94453Elective 23
 6 6 6
Second Year
ED_LPA 94503ED_LPA 94663Elective 3 
ED_LPA 94853ED_LPA 94473 
 6 6 0
Total Credits: 30

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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 reflective capstone paper, drawing on knowledge gained throughout the program.


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 Graduate School. 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 Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

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