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Leadership in Educational Systems, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , OH,
Earn a Master of Science in Education with a major in Leadership in Educational Systems and prepare for advancement in your career.The degree is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the United States system of education and to develop skills to lead educational systems.


  • This program features an interdisciplinary approach. The Department of Educational Administration, the Department of Counselor Education, and the Department of Teacher Education provide courses in the program. The intent of the program is to provide students with an overview of U.S. approaches to educational issues of leadership curriculum, and teaching in K-12, and higher education. The program will focus on practical wisdom necessary for those planning professional careers in diverse educational communities in the 21st century.
    • The focus of the program is to offer students with limited or no experience with U.S. education systems, a structured degree program to provide them with the necessary knowledge and tools to engage in a successful transition into leadership roles within educational settings. Therefore, a teaching license is not required and no previous educational experience is needed in order to participate in this program. Coursework will provide a scholarly examination of leadership across diverse educational settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Models of Teaching
  • Introduction to American Education
  • School, Self and Society
  • Special Topics in Teaching (Scholarly Study in Education)
  • Educational Research Seminar
  • Perspectives in Higher Education
  • Leadership in College & University Environment
  • Research & Evaluation in Human Services

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  • A personal statement regarding career goals and aspirations.
  • Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      645 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 645 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      645 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 645 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Dayton

    • 880 - 1360 USD/month
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