University of Missouri - Kansas City

School of Education

Educational Leadership, Policy & Foundations


School of Biological Sciences
Graduate Programs Office, Room 114 BSB
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5007 Rockhill Road

Kansas City, MO 64110

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate in Educational Foundations, Master of Arts in PK-12 Educational Administration, Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, Educational Specialist for Beginning Principals, Education Specialist for Advanced Principals, Educational Specialist for District-Level Leadership, Ed.D. in PK-12 Education Administration, Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (IPh.D.)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

PK-12 Educational Administration The Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees prepare individuals for principal and superintendent positions. Both programs have a required core of classes that are designed to address state certification standards. The Doctorate in Educational Administration PK-12 degree is designed to deepen the content competencies and applied leadership skills of students following the completion of a Master’s or specialist degree (or equivalent) in the field of Education Administration. Coursework for all degrees is structured to allow students to complete the degree in a specified amount of time and provides students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to exercise visionary leadership in diverse and dynamic environments, including urban settings. Higher Education Administration Master’s Degree: The 36-hour program includes a higher education core, internship, research, foundation and elective hours. Elective hours can be used to focus study in: student affairs administration, sports and exercise science administration, foundations of education and disability studies. In addition, students have the option of full- or part-time study. Course offerings are designed to meet the needs of both full- and part-time study. Doctoral Degree: The Higher Education Administration Program offers the Ed.D. and the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Both programs require 90 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree and students may apply up to 40 hours from a Master’s degree. The IPh.D. admits annually in the fall and the Ed.D. admits on a cohort basis every three years.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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