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*Courses will be offered in the evenings to allow for those working full-time to participate in this program
Admitted students will automatically receive a $1000 first term scholarship

BYU School Leadership's

Path to Degree and Licensure

The Graduate Record Exam Scores (GRE) is no longer a requirement to apply for the program.

The School Leadership Program is an MEd program that also leads to Utah State Education Leader Licensure. It is designed for students who work full-time and can attend school only part-time.

  • Part-time program (14 months to complete)
  • Courses held in Utah County and Salt Lake County
  • Flexible scheduling, evening coursework available at local schools
  • Cohort size of 12-15
  • $11,000-$12,000 approximate total tuition costs with generous scholarships
  • Approximately 75% of graduates get school leadership jobs

Tuition & Job Placement by Program

Comparative Costs for Master's Degree in Educational Leadership*
BYU Executive School Leadership 31 credits $12,000
University of Utah, K-12 School Administration 36 credits $18,000
Utah State University, Instructional Leadership 42 credits $17,000
Southern Utah University, Educational Leadership 36 credits $13,000
Utah Valley University, K-12 Educational Leadership 36 credits $12,000
Western Governors University, Educational Leadership 13 courses $13,000

*Based on tuition, fees, and coursework listed on program websites

Comparative Placement Rates for Programs in Utah*

Graduates working as school administrators Graduates working as school, district, or state administrator
Brigham Young University 53% 76%
University of Utah 41% 75%
Utah State University 47% 68%
Southern Utah University 39% 51%
Western Governors University 36% 51%

*Based on 2016–2017 Cactus Database


  • Support in finding and setting up internships
  • Ongoing visits and support by experienced internship supervisors
  • BYU provides training for your mentor principal

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  • 31 credits required for School Leadership Program
  • Must complete 250 internship hours
  • Comprehensive oral and written exam conducted upon completion

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Application Process

Submit Program Application

Applications due February 15. Submit program application through Graduate Studies.

Submit Proper Documents
  • Undergraduate Degree Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Copy of most recent Teaching Evaluation or its equivalent
  • Utah Professional Teaching License (formerly Level II or III License)

Applications will be reviewed in late February.
Competitive applicants will be invited to participate in a face-to-face interview in March.
Admission decisions will be made by the end of March.

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Application Deadline: Feb 15 801-422-4291 306 MCKB


Badge for 19th on Gradreports list of 25 Best Master's in Educational Leadership Programs 2020

Top 25 Best Master's in Educational Leadership Programs 2020

BYU's MEd in Educational Leadership program ranked as one of the top 25 graduate education leadership programs in the country. Using data from the U.S. Department of Education, GradReports ranked programs by median student debt and median salary one year after graduating. BYU has the lowest tuition cost of all top 25 schools. Ninety-one percent of graduates said that this degree improved their career prospects; graduates also commented on BYU's superior internship and networking opportunities that jump-started their careers.