Welcome to Educational Policy and Leadership Studies

The Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies (EPLS) is made up of three distinct graduate degree programs. All are designed to prepare education leaders, teachers, professors, and researchers in the fields of Higher Education and Student AffairsEducational Leadership, and Schools, Culture, and Society.

EPLS programs enroll approximately 150 graduate students from around the country and around the world. Our faculty members are recognized nationally for their scholarly productivity. For example, both the Schools, Culture, and Society and Higher Education and Student Affairs programs were ranked among the top 10 nationally, in terms of faculty productivity, by Academic Analytics. In its 2015 report on the nation's best graduate programs, U.S.News & World Report ranked the Higher Education and Student Affairs program 15th best nationally among for public universities.

EPLS faculty and graduate students regularly publish their work together in leading academic journals. Students often remark on our uniquely supportive learning environment.

Enjoy your virtual visit and don't hesitate to contact our program coordinators with your questions. Go Hawks!




Educational Policy and Leadership Studies
N491 Lindquist Center
319-335-5302 (phone)
319-384-0587 (fax)