Program Overview

Program Timeline
How to Apply
Costs and Aid
Graduation Requirements

Education Policy Studies

Course Map

*Courses will be offered in the evenings to allow for those working full-time to participate in this program
Admitted students will automatically receive a $1000 first term scholarship
Fall 1
Winter 1
Required Courses
Fall 2
Required Courses
EDLF 621
688R or 699R
Winter 2
Required Courses
EDLF 655
688R or 699R
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, or GMAT, or LSAT, and, if English is your second language, the TOEFL or CAE, or E3PT, or IELTS)
  • 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.

Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year:

Semester Charges

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

Term 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.

Application Deadline:May 1
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