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Online Master of Education (EdM)


Online Masters Programs:

Whether it's been a few months or several years since you completed your bachelor's degree, it's never too late to keep learning. Education at Illinois' Online Programs give you opportunities to advance your career, develop innovative skillsets, and gain fresh knowledge and perspectives. 

Ranked the #3 Online Master's Degree Program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report—adding to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's already-strong reputation—our program was designed to prepare busy professionals to deal with the most challenging issues in education and to become leaders in their field. You’ll learn from world-class faculty and researchers who lead in their field. And you’ll earn a degree from one of the top-ranked public universities in the world that is also a pioneer and leader in online education. 

You can earn your Masters of Education in as little as 18 months!  Join a network of peers from around the globe who are shaping the future of education! Read about the student experiences of our online students, who are some of the most passionate, inventive, and committed graduates the College of Education has nurtured. 

Course Format: Fully Online  | Credit Hours: 32  |  Course Duration: 8 weeks (Fall & Spring); 6 weeks (Summer)

Tuition Costs: $500 per credit hour | Financial Aid: All students are encouraged to apply

EdM Application Deadlines: 6 convenient deadlines through the year

Take up an online Masters of Education in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership or a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. In the online EdM in

Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, we offer four program concentrations: Curriculum and Instruction, we offer three program focus areas: 

1) Diversity & Equity in Education

2) Global Studies in Education

3) Human Resource Development; and

4) Learning Design & Leadership.

1) Perspectives and Practices

2) Digital Learning; and

3) Bilingual/Bi-cultural. 

Upon program completion, your diploma will read as follows: Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction or Master of Education in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership. Your transcript will include Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction or Master of Education in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership and your area of study. 

Tuition and fees

Effective Fall 2022, the tuition for online programs is $500.00 per credit hour. Note: Tuition is subject to change. See the Office of the Registrar page for complete information on tuition and fees. 

Weekly Online Synchronous Sessions

The program consists of online video synchronous sessions that typically meet once per week, Monday - Thursday anytime between 4:00pm – 9:00pm CST. These sessions are required and are designed for you to interact with your course instructors and peers synchronously for enriched learning experiences.  

Application Deadlines

Completed applications including all additional materials requested are due by the following application dates.


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