College graduates with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, or higher, who have interest, experience, and/or have exhibited leadership in student affairs (e.g. activities, residence life, multicultural/international affairs).
Students with a variety of backgrounds and majors are admitted to our program. Some enter with extensive undergraduate experiences, some work full-time in student affairs or in a related field, and some have recently graduated from their undergraduate institution. All applicants must have at least attained a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
All applications for admission to the master's programs in educational policy and leadership must originate with the Graduate School. Individuals interested in applying to the program should apply online on the Graduate School Web site. Students begin studies in the fall of each academic year.
* Applicants should keep in mind that the financial aid deadline for fall admission is February 15. Financial aid applicants must have all materials submitted on or before this date.
Applicant files are reviewed comprehensively, emphasizing all aspects of applicants' backgrounds. Academic transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, statements of purpose and professional background receive particular attention in the review process. If necessary, the department faculty may request a prospective student to schedule an Informational Department Visit before making a final decision. Visits may be scheduled through the Graduate Assistant for STPA Recruitment.
To ensure a smooth application process, the following steps are recommended: