Welcome to Educational Policy and Leadership Studies
The Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies (EPLS) comprises three graduate degree programs that prepare education leaders, teachers, professors, and researchers in the fields of Educational Leadership, Higher Education and Student Affairs, and Schools, Culture, and Society. The department houses twenty full-time faculty members.
EPLS programs enroll approximately 150 graduate students. These students come from dozens of U.S. states as well as countries around the world. EPLS faculty members are recognized nationally for their scholarly productivity. For example, both the Schools, Culture, and Society and Higher Education and Student Affairs programs were ranked among the top 10 nationally, in terms of faculty productivity, by Academic Analytics. The Higher Education and Student Affairs program was also ranked #9 nationally among all public universities by USNews.
EPLS faculty and graduate students regularly publish their work together in leading academic journals. Our diverse community provides a uniquely supportive environment.
Enjoy your virtual visit and don't hesitate to contact us our program coordinators with your questions. Go Hawks!
Christopher C. Morphew, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair