Preparing professionals to contribute to education change, policy, and research on a local, national, and global scale.

Education Policy Studies

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Required Courses

Winter 1

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Fall 2

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Winter 2

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Detailed Course List


Program Overview

Preparing students to be influential leaders in educational policies in the following areas:

  • Private research and development firms
  • International development organizations
  • Universities
  • Local and regional school districts
  • State offices of education
  • Federal regional education laboratories
  • U.S. Department of Education

Application Process

Complete the BYU Graduate Studies Application

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • College Transcripts
  • Statement of Intent
  • Test Scores (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and TOEFL)
  • Ecclesiastical endorsement
  • Find and submit the program application on the BYU Graduate Studies website.

Costs & Aid

The cost of attendance is a significant factor in deciding where to attend graduate school. BYU consistently ranks as a best value University. The Department of Educational Leadership offers scholarships, and part-time teaching and research assistantships.

Tutition for thr 2019-2020 school year:

Fall/Winter Charges

Credit Hours
Latter-Day Saint
Non-Latter-Day Saint

Fall/Winter Charges

Credit Hours
Latter-Day Saint
Non-Latter-Day Saint

For more details on the cost of attendance and the ways to find funding, see Finance Your Education.

Graduation Requirements

  • 21 Core course credits
  • 3 Core choice credits
  • 9 Elective course credits (Choose from 8 total courses)
  • Internship
  • Thesis
  • Comprehensive Examination

For more information graduation requirements are also listed on the Curriculum Study list.