UW-Madison Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis ADMISSIONS

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Main Office

Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
School of Education
253 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-3106
Fax: 608/265-3135

Email: elpa@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
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The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live. —Oliver Wendell Holmes


The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis offers the M.S. degree, the Ph.D. degree, and a Specialist Certificate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. All three of these degrees are intended to increase professional knowledge and skills essential for educational leadership, and to prepare persons for leadership positions at all levels of education: preschool, elementary, secondary, special education, vocational and technical schools, and colleges and universities, both public and private.

Admission Requirements and Application Process 


UW-Whitewater and  UW-Madison Cooperative Program Admission 


 Special Student Status Admissions


Re-entry Instructions 


International Students 


 Cost of Graduate School






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