We are proud to prepare leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in an ever-changing world. We offer challenging curricula in degree programs designed to develop strong leaders in both the public and private sector. We live in an interconnected world no longer bound by geographical constraints and we reflect that change by offering online delivery in three concentrations, Administrative Endorsement, School Leadership, and Postsecondary and Private Sector Leadership and three degrees, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctorate. We welcome students from near and far who desire to broaden their expertise and critical thinking skills to become the next generation of leaders in our society and the world.

The department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) offers programs that focus on developing the leaders of tomorrow. ELPA offers a wide range of opportunities and programs for students to apply their knowledge in a dynamic environment. Students complete internships and residency activities aimed at targeting their individual leadership and career focus while expanding their current knowledge and understanding of the leadership field.

The ELPA department is dedicated to advancing educational quality and opportunity through:

  • Creating
  • Integrating
  • Exchanging
  • Applying

The deadline for applications each semester is published on the School of Graduate Studies website. However, we will interview applicants beyond the deadline if space is available in the next cohort. Contact the ELPA Graduate Program Coordinator for the concentration of interest for more information about deadlines.



Our primary purpose is the graduate preparation of individuals who will serve as educational leaders in K-12 schools,community/technical colleges, four year colleges and universities, and organizations/agencies.

Subj Crse Sec Title Days Time Location
ELPA6300301Prof Needs Indiv/GroupsTBATBA
ELPA6600301Shaping Qual/CharacterTBATBA
ELPA5600930Shaping Qual/CharacterTBACOURSE ONLINE
ELPA5820930Intro Higher Ed in AmericaTBACOURSE ONLINE
ELPA6040930Writing For Prof EducatorsTBACOURSE ONLINE
ELPA6872930Tech Applic Ed LeadersTBACOURSE ONLINE
ELPA7120931History of American Higher EdTBACOURSE ONLINE
ELPA7810930Educ StatisticsTBACOURSE ONLINE
ELPA7813930Research In Ed LeadershipTBACOURSE ONLINE
ELPA7823930Higher Education FinanceTBACOURSE ONLINE
ELPA7825931Acad Writing for Diss ResTBACOURSE ONLINE