Master's degree programs, Department of Educational Administration

About our programs

Click on the links below to learn more about our master's degree options:

Educational Specialist, Educational Leadership (Ed.S.)

Students who have completed a master's program may also earn an Educational Specialist, Educational Leadership (Ed.S.). The Ed.S. program is designed to enhance individual capabilities for educational leadership, and prepare graduates to work in a school district's central office. The program of study requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate work beyond the master's degree. The University of Dayton partners with Wright State University to offer this program, and courses may be taken on both campuses. See the academic catalog for additional information.

M.S.E., Educational Leadership

Students may earn a master of science (M.S.E.) in Educational Leadership by successfully completing 30 semester hours of required coursework. See the academic catalog for additional information.

M.S.E., Educational Leadership (optional designated Catholic schools course sections)

The University of Dayton also offers a summer program for Catholic school educators on the main campus and online that prepares individuals to work as effective Catholic school leaders and administrators, meet state licensure requirements and accommodate individual goals. See the academic catalog for additional information.

M.S.E., Educational Leadership (online)

Students may earn a master of science (M.S.E.) in Educational Leadership online by successfully completing 30 semester hours of required coursework. Request more info >>

M.S.E., Leadership for Educational Systems

The leadership for educational systems program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the United States system of education and to develop leadership skills to administer educational systems. The program addresses the growing need of international students to study the United States educational systems and yet will not pursue, or qualify for, State of Ohio-issued licensure. See the academic catalog for additional information.

SEHS Graduate Tuition Award available

The School of Education and Health Sciences understands the financial burden of graduate education on educators in Catholic schools. Teachers and administrators employed full time by a Catholic school or diocese are eligible for the SEHS Graduate Tuition Award, which reduces tuition costs by 50 percent while the student pursues the online M.S.E. in Educational Leadership with a Catholic School Leadership Concentration.

The SEHS Graduate Tuition Award is available to teachers and administrators working full time in Catholic schools or diocesan offices and enrolled in online courses only.

Note: Students will be invoiced at the regular tuition rate until the department provides Financial Aid with student verification letters and accounts will be adjusted.

For more information, contact Janice Keivel.

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