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Master of Arts in Educational Leadership / K-12 Administration

School Details

Eastern Michigan University is a large, public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Established in 1849 as the Michigan State Normal School, the original purpose of the institution was to prepare individuals as teachers. As the university built up its educational courses in order to provide four-year programs, the university changed its name to the Michigan State Normal College in 1899. Over the next half century, the school expanded its academic programs past teacher education to include liberal arts four-year degree programs and became Eastern Michigan University in 1959. Students at EMU can earn their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. 


  • Hold a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate work or 3.3 GPA in 12 hours or more of work at the graduate level or a minimum 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination writing; International students must have a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL
  • Furnish an analysis of professional goals written by the candidate
  • Request and have submitted two letters of recommendation that address the candidate's professional commitment, experience, and potential
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities
  • A résumé that details professional and educational experiences
  • On the graduate application, students must complete the personal statement of accomplishments and academic goals portion describing the reasons for requesting admission

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission