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The MEd in Educational Administration and Policy offers you two tracks, depending on your career goals.

  • The school leadership track is for students who wish to pursue a leadership in their school or district
  • The law and policy track is geared toward students who wish to go on to a doctoral degree, or who wish to work in educational policy positions in government, nonprofits or academia

Program Highlights

Leadership Certification Track
  1. Leads to Tier 1 Educational Leadership Certification in Georgia
  2. 4 semester cohort program
  3. Strong partnerships with Georgia Schools and Districts
Law and Policy Track
  1. Individualized curriculum
  2. Options for certification in leadership or law and policy
  3. Nationally renowned faculty in educational administration, policy, and law

Deadline to Apply

July 1 (fall), December 1 (spring), April 1 (summer)

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Faculty and Curriculum

The MEd in Educational Administration and Policy includes studies in:

  • Law, policy, and administration
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Data management and use
  • Leadership in a diverse society

The program culminates in the presentation of a problem of practice that holds specific interest for you. This gives you the opportunity to explore your unique interests, to integrate all of your coursework into a plan for your career, and to create a professional portfolio.

The MEd in Educational Administration and Policy allows you to tailor your studies to your academic and professional areas of focus. Within the 36-semester hour program, you will take:

  • 12 hours of major concentration and core courses
  • 3 hours of research courses
  • 3 hours in an applied project
  • 18 hours of electives

Courses cover topics such as:

  • School law
  • Educational policy analysis
  • Organizational leadership
  • Human resource administration
  • School business and resource management
  • Research in educational administration and policy
  • Applied projects in educational administration and policy

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Student Life

Students have an opportunity to study with program faculty who are nationally recognized for their research, teaching, and practice in the areas of educational leadership, policy, and law.

The broad scope of the program means you will have an opportunity to meet and learn from students with diverse backgrounds, further expanding your exploration of the field. Organizations at the University of Georgia promote social and professional interaction, helping you develop a network of faculty relationships and future colleagues.

The University of Georgia Lifelong Learning Association provides opportunities such as seminars, field trips, workshops, and leadership projects on topics of interest for master of education students.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia


  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Part 2: Apply to this program


The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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