Online Master's in Educational Leadership 

Build an Education System That Reflects All Students.

Online Master’s in Educational Leadership

Now offering a reduced tuition by more than 30% to better serve the needs of our students.

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Bachelor's degree required.


As an educator, you know all too well the challenges and inequities faced by students and teachers in classrooms today. Now, you can learn to make a difference—with the online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MEL) from Mills College.

Designed for teachers, administrators, and higher education officials with a desire to improve our schools and school systems, this 18-month, 100% online program will prepare you to transform the future of education policy, advocacy, and practice through a curriculum rooted in social justice, reflective leadership, and an empathetic approach to problem-solving. 

You’ll graduate ready to create more progressive, thoughtful, and culturally competent education systems.

As we plan a new direction for the future of Mills, we're still enrolling graduate students who can complete their degree by 2023.

Degree Requirements

40 credits and five terms (about 18 months)

14–16 hours per week

Bachelor’s degree required

No GRE required

Who Should Apply?

The online MA in Educational Leadership Program is designed for working practitioners who hold or seek leadership positions in a wide variety of educational settings, including urban public school systems, higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations focused on policymaking, and early childhood education programs.

Quick Facts

Fully Online

The flexible format blends once-a-week live courses with self-paced study.

Created for Working Adults

The program is ideal for teachers, administrators, and higher education officials.

Innovative Curriculum

The MEL reimagines education with unique courses such as Hip Hop Pedagogy and Urban Education.

Committed Faculty

The faculty members are deeply embedded in their community and bring their diverse experiences to the program.

Are you ready to redefine educational equity?

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Now enrolling for classes starting May 17, 2021.

Eligible to receive an application fee waiver





Applications are due



We look forward to seeing you!


Final Submit Deadline: November 4th

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