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Master of education in educational leadership and policy analysis
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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements:

  • Completed bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  • GRE scores are not required

Application dates

Applications for each cohort (beginning each June), are reviewed starting on February 1st and continues through May 1st, or until the cohort reaches capacity.

Gather your papers

Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

  • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Missouri Educator Profile.
  • Résumé or CV.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English. For information on sending test scores, visit the Grad School website.
  • Three letters of recommendation (on letterhead with original signature) attesting to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work. At least two letters should be from faculty who instructed or academically advised you.

Complete the online application

Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

  • Upload the above documents in the online application
  • Degree/delivery: Masters- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
  • Academic program: to which you are seeking admission. ED Leadership and Policy Analysis/PK-12 Educational Leadership and Administration – Elementary and Secondary Principal Certification/Master of Education (M Ed)
  • Domestic application fee: $75.00
  • International application fee: $100.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact MU Graduate Admissions with questions via 573-882-6311 or 1-800-877-6312 or via email at gradadmin@missouri.edu

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This program is administered by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

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