Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, MA

for the Master of Arts Major in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership


Degree requirements for the the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) are listed below.

Students may select an optional concentration in 

African American Studies concentration

Diversity & Equity in Education

Educational Administration & Leadership

Global Studies in Education

Higher Education

History of Education

Human Resource Development

Learning Design & Leadership

Philosophy of Education

Social Sciences & Education Policy

Psychological Foundations Courses in Educational Psychology4
Select one of the following:
Psychology of Learning in Education
Child Language and Education
Sociocultural Influence on Learning
Adjustment in School Settings
Personality and Soc Dev
Psychology of Classroom Management
Adult Learning and Development
Learning and Human Development with Educational Technology
Early Adolescent Development
Assessing Student Performance
Developments in Educational Psychology
Philosophical and Social Foundations Courses in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership4
Select one of the following:
Poli & Cultural Context of Ed
History of American Education
Asian American Education
Historical & Social Barriers
Professional Ethics in Education
School and Society
Critical Thinking in Education
Aesthetic Education
Technology & Educational Reform
Sociology of Education
Racial and Ethnic Families
Politics of Education
Economics of Education
Comparative Education
500-Level Courses Required in Education (Thesis Research Credit not included)12
400/500-Level Courses approved by Advisor (Thesis Research Credit and Independent Study can be applied up to a maximum of 8 hours each) 12
Thesis Research Credit (min/max applied toward degree)2-8
(Optional) Concentration Courses. May overlap with other coursework requirements12-24
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Requirements may overlap.
A concentration is not required.
Minimum GPA 3.0