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Master of Science–
Educational Leadership and Policy

The Educational Leadership and Policy program is for individuals looking to attain a leadership role within their organizations by completing a degree program, graduate certificate, or licensure pathway. Program participants will develop the capacity to:

  • Envision and guide organizational change
  • Communicate effectively, engage constituents, develop people, and build community
  • Advocate and promote equity for diverse populations and respect for individuals
  • Integrate theory, data, research, and ethical standards into the context of one’s practice through continuous learning

Program Requirements 30 Credits

  • Core Courses | 18 credits
  • Emphasis | 12 credits
    Students must select an emphasis or certificate program to complement the required courses. We can also help you design a combination of courses to meet your specific career goals and interests. Additionally, we can offer programs that include face-to-face, hybrid, online asynchronous, and district-based cohorts to facilitate learning even with the busiest of schedules. 

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. LEARN MORE about beginning your journey today.

Additional Program Options

Administrative Licensure Programs

  • PK-12 Principal
  • PK-12 Principal (Online Program)
  • Director of Instruction

Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Athletics Leadership and Sports Management
  • Leadership for Social Justice

Library Media Specialist Program

  • Instructional Library Media Specialist (902 License)


The first step to admission into a UW Oshkosh graduate program is completing the online application. Depending on the program you wish to pursue, you may need to provide additional information and materials or complete additional forms.

Contact Us

Educational Leadership and Policy
Dr. Elizabeth Alderton
Graduate Program Coordinator