Our Academic Programs

Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

253 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Shari L. Smith
Phone: 608-263-2701
Fax: 608-265-3135
Email: elpa@education.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4
Admitting Degree(s):
PhD
MS
Named Option(s):
Wisconsin Idea Executive PhD Cohort (PhD)
Global Higher Education (MS)
Wisconsin Idea Principal Preparation Program (MS)
Higher Education (MS and PhD)
K-12 Leadership (MS and PhD)
Educational Policy Analysis & Evaluation (MS and PhD)
Cooperative Program with UW-Whitewater (MS)

About the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Program

The mission of the department is to create, evaluate, exchange, and apply knowledge about leadership, learning, and organizational performance to prepare scholars and scholar practitioners who cultivate equity and educational opportunity in a diverse and changing world.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.