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Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

Education Leadership, Management and Policy for Law Enforcement Professionals

Admission to this program is currently suspended.

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree for law enforcement is designed for law enforcement and public sector executives, who having completed the Master of Arts required preparation beyond the master's degree in specific areas of management and leadership. The curriculum of this degree permits these students to acquire the necessary skills to be prepared for positions of leadership and responsibility in their respective agencies. The design of each course enables these students to attend classroom instruction and participate in structured exercises focusing on the practical application of leadership, management, and policy theories.

Tuition Discount

Students accepted into this program receive a 50% discount off the graduate rate.

Ed.S. to Ed.D. Program

Graduates from the Ed.S. in Education Leadership, Management and Policy program are eligible to apply to an accelerated Ed.D. program in which credits earned from their Ed.S. are applied toward the Ed.D. so that only 21 credits and other remaining doctoral requirements (e.g., dissertation) are required for completion.


Stephen Hoptay, Ed.S. '04/Ed.D.'07

"Imparting the knowledge I gained at Seton Hall has been extremely rewarding, but more importantly, it's been helpful to others."

Stephen Hoptay, Ed.S. '04/Ed.D.'07
Vice president of Asset Protection at Wakefern Food Corp, Retired New Jersey State Police Captain

Admissions Requirements

  • Electronic application and application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended, indicating receipt of a completed Master’s-level degree in an appropriate field from an accredited institution
  • Statement of goals and professional interests (one-page) 
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from graduate faculty and professional associates regarding candidate's academic ability and personal qualifications 
  • Interview with the Admissions Committee 
  • Completion of at least one course in research at the graduate level 

Application Deadlines

The program accepts applications throughout the year and operates on a rolling admissions basis. 

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