The master’s degree in Educational Leadership Studies, option in Higher Education
is designed to prepare students for leadership positions at public and private colleges
and universities. Students will study the complex issues facing higher education today,
including administrative and organizational frameworks and the trends and needs of
diverse student populations. The program is intended to provide maximum flexibility
for full-time working professionals.
This degree program is offered 100-percent online. Courses are delivered throughCanvas, OSU’s online learning platform. The program follows a suggested two-year accelerated
completion sequence in which students take two courses per semester (fall, spring
and summer). Students can also complete in three years using a fall/spring sequence.
Transcripts from all previously attended institutions with a 3.0 minimum undergraduate
Three letters of recommendation (At least two from faculty members is preferred)
Career objectives essay
Academic writing sample (optional)
Program faculty may request an interview with the applicant
Students enrolled in the Educational Leadership Studies, option in Higher Education
master's program will complete 36 credit hours during the course of their studies.
Cost estimates below are calculated based on 2022-2023 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available
on the Bursar website.
2022-2023 Estimated Cost
Total cost per credit hour
Total cost per 3-credit hour course
Total program cost based on 36 hours
* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2022-2023 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks, exams, or course expenses, nor do they
factor in individual transfer credits or scholarship information. Cost will vary if
not enrolled in a fully online degree program. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer