Graduate Study

Prepare to lead.

Whether you’re ready to move into or expand your role in administration, fill critical needs for practicing school psychologists, or lead in student affairs, our Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies (EPFLS) faculty in the University of Northern Iowa College of Education are here for you. 

Each of our programs has its special attributes. Depending on program, you may have on campus, online or hybrid coursework options. But across all our graduate programs, you can count on student-centered, award-winning faculty who connect theory to practice through hands-on experiences in a rigorous, dynamic and supportive environment. Our faculty are actively engaged in professional organizations and conduct research to add to the knowledge they then weave into education and practice. Nearly 30 to 35 percent of Iowa's school administrators are graduates of our programs, while our school psychology students enjoy a 100 percent placement rate upon graduation.

Our alumni are leaders in educational institutions and agencies across Iowa, the nation, and, indeed, the world.  

EPFLS graduate degrees 

Educational Leadership

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) 

  • Educational Leadership Intensive Study Area (includes Special Education Director) 
  • Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs Intensive Study Area 

Master’s programs and certifications

  • Principalship (M.A.E. or A.S.C.) 
  • Superintendency (A.S.C.)
  • PK-12 Administrative Endorsement
  • Teacher Leadership for International Educators (M.A.)

Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs

Master of Arts (M.A.) 

School Psychology 

Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.), Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)