Educational Leadership (M.S.E.)

Earn your Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership and prepare for advancement in your career. Gain insight into the most pressing issues that face us today in the educational community — from school law and finance to leadership in diverse communities. You'll cover all of the essential areas of knowledge to succeed in today's educational climate.

If you are a Catholic school educator, the University of Dayton offers a convenient summer program on the main campus. Go beyond the fundamentals and learn to be a more effective Catholic school leader and administrator while meeting your state licensure requirements.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the educational leadership program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3. A personal statement or résumé.
  4. Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Applicants must have attained an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA may be admitted if they achieve a raw score of 40 or higher or a scaled score of 396 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or scaled scores of 149 or higher on the verbal ability and 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). For test administrations prior to October 2002, a scaled score of 490 or higher on the analytical ability section is required.

Academic Requirements

Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

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