American University

Master of Education in Education Policy and Leadership


4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20016

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Ed. in Education Policy and Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

The US educational system needs innovation. With national policies directing resources away from institutions and students in need, schools and educational organizations, large and small, have a pressing need for driven professionals who can enact systemic reforms that will reinvigorate the American educational system. With an online master’s degree in education policy and leadership from American University, those with a fervent desire to change the course of American education will have the tools to do so. The master’s in education focuses primarily on policy, leadership, law, economics, and research, allowing graduates to cultivate the perspective and skills necessary to shape education policy and change schools, with an eye toward supporting students - especially the most vulnerable.

American University’s online master’s in education program provides access to faculty members who have worked in the US Department of Education and served as consultants on the Obama administration’s Reach Higher Initiative. MEd graduates leave prepared to join a network of American University alumni who are transforming education in the United States.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

International Student Requirements:

A program cost guide for international students is available on the International Student & Scholar Services website.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30 Credit Hours

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,642

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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