School of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (K-12), MSEd

The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies M.S. Ed. program provides an interdisciplinary exploration of important foundational and policy issues in education and basic introduction to educational leadership, with an option for a concentration focused on K-12 or higher education settings.

Students interested in studying leadership in K-12 schools are exposed to current theories, concepts, and learning models to assume administrative positions in this environment.  This program, in particular, meets the needs of educators in non-public school settings such as museums, corporate divisions, nursery schools, etc.  Initially certified teachers may enroll in the program to obtain professional certification.   

Applicants interested in pursuing the concentration in Higher Education should explore the M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies.


Applications for the M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies are accepted on a rolling basis for both Fall and Spring enrollment.  All applications are submitted electronically at and reviewed as they are received.  For more information, please click the "request information" link below. The Office of Graduate Admissions is also a comprehensive resource for you as you navigate the application system, Apply Yourself.

For more information on applying for graduate studies at Hofstra, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Phone: 1-866-GRADHOF
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Contact Us

Program Director

Sean Fanelli, Ph.D.

Phone: 516-463-5740