University of Dayton’s Master of Science in Education (MSE) in Educational Leadership online program, with an optional path to principal licensure, offers class start dates three times per year — in January, May and September. Applications are now being accepted for the start dates listed below; admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Early Priority Deadline
May 6, 2019
March 15, 2019
Sept. 2, 2019
May 10, 2019
June 14, 2019
July 12, 2019
Early application is strongly recommended, and the sooner you apply, the earlier you will receive an admission decision. If you apply by the priority deadline, you will receive an application fee waiver. Contact your admission counselor to find out if you are eligible for an application fee waiver prior to submitting your application.
If you are looking to grow as an educational leader, share ideas and experiences, and learn from others, then we’re looking for you. Ideal candidates are committed to the field of education and able to work in collaborative learning environments.
To be eligible to apply to the MSE in Educational Leadership online program with optional principal licensure, you must:
Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Have a strong academic record.
Provide proof of a valid teaching license if also applying to the optional principal licensure program.
Application Submission Requirements
To be considered for admission to the MSE in Educational Leadership program, applicants must submit the following items:
Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
$50 application fee if applying after the priority deadline
Valid teaching license and a letter of employment verification if applying to the optional principal licensure program
Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities sent directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. We request all transcripts be sent to:
Application Processing Services University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences 7900 Harkins Road Suite 501 Lanham, MD 20706
Transcripts being sent electronically can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure delivery.
An optional personal essay and standardized test scores (MAT or GRE) may be submitted for the admission committee to consider while evaluating your application. The admission committee reserves the right to request a GRE/MAT score from any applicant in order to make a more informed admission decision. We encourage you to speak with an admission counselor about whether a test score can support your candidacy.
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Students enrolled in the online MSE in Educational Leadership and optional principal licensure program are charged tuition on a per-credit basis. The current rate of tuition for the MSE program is $1,030 per credit hour.
The University of Dayton offers multiple scholarships. To be considered for a scholarship, eligible students do not need to complete a separate application and should contact their admission counselor.
The University of Dayton values giving back to its community and offers a partial scholarship to local students. This scholarship does not require a separate application and applies to students who live in the following Ohio counties surrounding the University of Dayton:
If you live in one of these counties, please reach out to your admission counselor to discuss your eligibility for the local scholarship and to take the next steps.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal financial aid programs, which include federal student loans. We encourage candidates to apply for financial aid as early as possible.
You must be registered for a minimum of three credits in order to qualify for financial aid on a term basis. Students who choose to take a less accelerated path toward completion of the degree should be aware that this will affect federal financial aid eligibility.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
If you plan to apply for financial aid to help fund your online studies at the University of Dayton, you will need to complete the following steps.
Sign the FAFSA electronically using your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID username and password. If you do not have an FSA ID, you can create one on the Federal Student Aid site.
Applying for PLUS Loans
Contact a financial aid counselor to evaluate your need for additional funding through sources such as a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan from the Department of Education or alternative loans from various private lenders.
Prior to borrowing through the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Program, or any additional private/alternative loan, you may need to review credit reports for potential issues. Contact any of the following credit bureaus for information: Experian, Equifax or TransUnion.
Upon admission to a University of Dayton program and successful completion of the federal requirements, you will receive an email in your University of Dayton email account directing you to Porches, which is our student portal.
If you are awarded and accept a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, complete the Entrance Counseling and electronically sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) on theFederal Student Aid Website.
Your financial aid award package will reflect all loan eligibility, which may include a Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. If you are awarded a Direct Graduate PLUS Loan and choose to accept, you must not have an adverse credit history and must complete an application and appropriate MPN for this loan. If declined for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you can reapply with a co-signer (endorser) or appeal the denial through the Department of Education on theFederal Student Aid Website.