Educational Leadership MA/MEd

This program offers three concentrations that may be completed fully online. Find out more about online learning.

Today's leaders in education are faced with increasingly complex challenges that require the ability to support academic excellence and the retention of diverse students. They must develop their skills to shape and inform policy, collaborate with stakeholders, build consensus, coordinate institutional services and be accountable for strategic outcomes.

The two-year Educational Leadership master's degree program offers a powerful, discipline-based curriculum with a problem-solving orientation that prepares effective and principled decision-makers. Students in the program can select from the following degree only concentrations:

Interested in enrolling in this program? Learn more about its admissions requirements and how to apply.

Degree Program

Master of Arts (MA) 
Master of Education (MEd)

Program Format

To accommodate working professionals, the Educational Leadership program offers courses that meet on weekday evenings at DePaul's Lincoln Park campus, online, or a hybrid online and on-campus format. In addition, the program's schedule is flexible, allowing students to attend full-time or part-time as their professional and personal schedules allow.

Program Requirements

The Educational Leadership master's degree program includes 3 core course (12 quarter hours) that are taken by all students and an additional 10 courses (40 quarter hours) that vary for each concentration.

All Educational Leadership master's degree students who opt to earn an MA complete a thesis and oral defense, while students who opt to earn an MEd complete a capstone project.

Want to learn more? For detailed information about program requirements, see the official DePaul University Graduate Catalog.