Master of Science in Educational Leadership

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or at least 3.00 for the last two years. Typically, applicants with teaching experience in schools apply to the M.Ed. program, not the M.S. program.
  3. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the Graduate Catolog.
  4. Students who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada are not required to submit the TOEFL.
  5. All applicants are required to respond to essay questions provided in the application, submit a resume and writing sample.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Educational Leadership Department.

  1. Thirty-seven (37) credits, including credits required for the major.
  2. A minimum of two credits of Independent Study.
  3. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  4. A maximum of one-fourth (usually 8-9 semester credits) of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  5. Preparation of a written capstone project approved by the faculty advisor.
  6. Comprehensive final examination.

M.S. Degree (Higher Education Emphasis)

Required Courses
EDL 503Seminar Educational Leadership1
EDL 5413
EDL 5453
EDL 5463
EDL 5473
EDL 5483
EDL 5493
EDL 5563
EDL 5591
EDL 593Internship in Educational Leadership3
EDL 997Independent Study2
Research and Foundations/Cognate
EFR 500Introduction to the Foundations of Education3
EFR 509Introduction to Applied Educational Research3
T&L 541History of Higher Education in the United States3
Total Credits37