UMass Lowell's online Education Specialist in Administration, Planning and Policy program is designed to meet the needs of experienced practitioners who already hold a master's degree in education in a field other than educational administration. Each candidate for the Ed.S. in Administration, Planning and Policy is required to have at least five years of current K-12 teaching experience in order to enter the program. This program does not lead to licensure.

Students are admitted into a Summer, Fall or Spring cohort and courses are taken in a specific sequence. Sequences will be provided upon admission.

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Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $470
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Graduate Degree Application Fee $50
Total for Course** $1,440 ($470 x 3 credits = $1,410+ $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).



Applications can be completed and submitted at any time during the year. Admission to a degree program at the Educational Specialist level requires a master's degree in education from an accredited college or university or a master's degree in a closely related field of study, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Additionally, applicants should have at least five years of full-time experience in a K-12 school or a related setting. 

For more information about UMass Lowell's graduate admissions process, visit https://www.uml.edu/grad/.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 to determine eligibility.