Educational Leadership, M.A. | Washington State University | Pullman, United States
24 months
13861 USD/year
13861 USD/year
6462 USD/year
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Washington State University offers two masters degree programs in Educational Leadership. The Master of Arts in Education – Educational Leadership (M.A.) is a thesis degree designed for students who wish to focus on continued study and research in Educational Leadership and who may pursue a doctoral degree. 

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The non-thesis Master of Education (Ed.M.) degree is designed for professional educators preparing for leadership positions. The following information is for the M.A. degree. Washington State University offers a master degree in Educational Leadership

The M.A. requires a written thesis. The purpose of the thesis is to demonstrate a student’s understanding of educational research & theory as well as a student’s ability to design & implement a research study, and synthesize the results. 

Student Opportunities:

WSU’s Educational Leadership master’s degree programs can be aligned with the Principal and Program Administrator Certification programs, for those who qualify for certification and who wish to receive Principal or Program Administrator certificates along with the master’s degree. All required graded courses for these certification programs can be applied to the master’s degree program of study. However, the master’s degree in Educational Leadership can be done without including Principal or Program Administrator Certification classes. In either option, course sequences are designed to permit students at any of WSU’s campuses to complete the master’s degree within two to three years.

Career Development

  • K-12 administrator, preparation for advanced graduate study, administration in public or non-profit agency, leadership positions in higher education.

Programme Structure

All graduates will be able to:

  •  Identify and analyze the theories, research, and policies related to the study of K-12 educational leadership: ethics and social justice; inquiry; policy; and leadership/instructional  leadership.
  •  Prepare, write and present clear and coherent critical book reviews and reviews of the literature in educational leadership.
  •  Understand, evaluate, and apply inquiry knowledge and skills to problems of policy and practice of educational leadership.
  •  Design, conduct, report, and present clear and coherent research studies that contribute to understanding and solving problems of practice in educational leadership.
  •  Articulate core values and model the guiding principles of the profession including: commitment to social justice; understanding of ethical responsibilities of leadership; 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10
  • Spring July 1


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a completed WSU online Graduate School application, a departmental supplemental application, a written statement (of scholarly and professional objectives as outlined on the supplemental application) current resume, three letters of recommendation, GRE scores (only if GPA is below 3.0), TOEFL or IELTS (international only), and transcripts of all past academic work.
  • Prospective international students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. Usually this is a minimum of four years of study beyond grade 12.
  • A grade point average equivalent to a U.S. grade of “B” or better is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13861 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13861 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    13861 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13861 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6462 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6462 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

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