Master of Science in Workforce Educational Leadership
Mississippi State University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Workforce Educational Leadership (WEL) prepares professionals for employment in workforce education in postsecondary educational institutions and social services entities, advancing the knowledge base of workforce preparation, workforce development education, and professional development.  The program prepares future professional educators to advance the knowledge base of career and technical education and implement efficient concepts of workforce preparation and professional development.  Educators also learn to actively engage in teaching, research, and service to promote workforce policy development and improvement and to understand the cultural and social factors that impact rural communities.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrate interest in the mission of community college and/or workforce issues
  • GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale on the last half of the bachelor’s degree
  • Three letters of reference
  • A statement of purpose

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges