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General Master's Degree Program

Educational Studies StudentsThe General Master’s Degree Program in Educational Administration offers practicing and aspiring leaders in all types of organizations—business, public, and educational—an opportunity to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge to work effectively with people, data, and organizational systems. Students enrolling in this program, which is offered in a blended face-to-face and an online format, will work with an advisor to develop an individualized program of study that aligns professional goals with relevant course work in leadership and related disciplines.

This program is for those individuals who are interested in receiving a master’s degree that is focused upon leadership but are not seeking administrative or other licensure. Teachers, international students, administrators from public social agencies, and the like can benefit from participation in the program.

In other words, the program is responsive to a broad range of needs, and provides considerable latitude for individual and groups of students in the selection of electives to correspond to their interests and needs.

The degree program involves a minimum of 34 semester hours encompassing the study of the foundations of educational leadership, the nature of school organizations, human relations in educational organizations, and research methods and applications. Additional specialized study and field experiences are included to prepare the students for varied leadership roles.

For admission requirements and application procedures, please refer to this page.

General Master’s Degree in Educational Administration Educational Administration Program, Educational Studies Department
College of Education, Ohio University
1. Required courses: 
• EDAD 6010, Introduction to Leadership and Organizational Behavior (4 semester 
credit hours)
• EDAD 6020, Organizational Structure in Education (4 semester credit hours)
• EDAD 6980, Seminar in Education (4 semester credit hours) or EDAD 6950 Thesis (4 semester credit hours)
• EDRE 5010, Introduction to Research Methods (4 semester credit hours)
2. Required cultural studies course: One EDCS course at the 500-level or above (4 semester 
credit hours)
3. Required electives: A minimum of 10 semester credit hours, selected in consultation with 
the student’s advisor 
4. Total of at least 34 semester credit hours

For more information, contact:

Robin Boyd, Administrative Assistant
Educational Administration Program


Educational Administration Cohort