The Master of Arts in Education Policy and Advocacy (MEPA) utilizes an interdisciplinary and culturally relevant approach to prepare educational advocates and non-educational leaders as change agents for leadership in sundry contexts. Traditional and contemporary theory, technology and experiential learning are employed  to give students pursuing the Education Policy and Advocacy degree a holistic and innovative perspective. 

Completion of this program helps fortify and empower intergenerational leaders for positions of responsibility as K-12 Administrative Policy Influencers, Higher Education Administrators & Professionals, as well as Leaders in Educational Non-Profit and For-Profit sectors. Though this degree will not lead to certification in the education field, it will prepare scholars for research and practical use of educational advocacy and policy for reform and change agency. 


The admission decisions is based on an evaluation of undergraduate GPA and degree. If needed, a standardized test score can be considered. Transfer students are welcome to apply. The application fee is $25.00.


Complete the 36-credit-hour degree program in as little as 12 months.


Become a better leader, decision-maker, manager, and strategic thinker.


$22,319.00 – Total cost including textbooks and fees, based on full-time status. $616.50 per credit hour

Requirements and Criteria for Admission

Program of Study & Graduation Requirements

Contact the Office of Admissions at:

Kendrick T. Dunklin
Dean of Enrollment Management
EMAIL: [email protected]
MAIN: 904-470-8202

Stephanie Campbell, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost for Operations and Academic Support &

Dean of Graduate Studies
Lee Cousins, 3rd Floor
EMAIL: [email protected]
MAIN: 904-470-8114

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