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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Months to complete
Only 36 credit hours
Live classes
Learn from anywhere
Per credit hour
$400/credit with scholarship

Expand your leadership

Mount Mercy University’s Master of Science in Education program builds impactful leaders.

Our master's degree has an emphasis in leadership and administration, giving you the practical skills needed to be an effective principal, special education supervisor, or administrative leader.

A PreK-12 Principal/PreK-12 Special Education Supervisor endorsement is built into our curriculum—no extra classes needed.

Earn your education master’s degree from Mount Mercy and champion meaningful change.

What can you do with a master’s in education?

Earning your Master of Science in Education can help you explore new career opportunities.

Employment of K-12 principals is projected to grow 8% over the next decade according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With your Mount Mercy education master’s degree, you’ll have the qualifications you need to become an educational leader.

Why a master’s degree in education from Mount Mercy?

Our Master of Science in Education program is flexible, practical, and applicable—addressing the demand for qualified educational leaders.

As you work toward your education master’s degree, you’ll expand your skills through real-world experiences and gain the professional knowledge you need to be an impactful leader.

Learn on your schedule to earn your master’s degree in education with a format that helps you balance work, school, and all your other responsibilities.

  • Choose from nine start dates
  • 5- and 10-week classes
  • Learn online (live)
  • Complete in only 24 months

What can you do in our Master of Science in Education program?

Collaborate with professors who are practicing professionals. Network with classmates. Gain training on vital cultural skills.

Kim Fisher ’05, ’10 MAEd

The MSEd will allow me to continue to grow within my profession and prepare me to take opportunities as they come along.

Kim Fisher ’05, ’10 MAEd, '24 MSEd
Instructional Coach/PK-6 Curriculum and Professional Development Leader | Keystone Elementary

What will you learn in our Master of Science in Education program?

Our classes will give you the expansive knowledge and skills you need to lead effectively—from education law to culturally responsive teaching to fostering meaningful relationships in your school and community. Gain knowledge from professors and fellow classmates. Put what you learn immediately to practice.   

What is the scholarship for Iowa teachers?

Iowa Teachers Tuition Scholarship Program

  • Receive automatic $145/credit scholarship—over 25% discount on tuition
  • Effective for all courses offered June 2023 to July 2025
  • Applies to all current Iowa public and private PK-12 teachers
  • Additional corporate partner or new teacher discounts do not apply

How can I afford a master’s in education?

You may be eligible for scholarships and loan programs.

The first step is to complete your FAFSA, which helps determine state and federal aid available to you. Our federal school code is 001880. Contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions.

Get started on your education master’s degree

Applications are accepted and reviewed year-round. Our graduate admissions team is here to help you reach your educational goals and answer your questions. 

  1. Complete your application
  2. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Email to or mail to:
  1. Graduate Programs
    Mount Mercy University
    1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797

  • Bachelor’s or master's degree in education 

  • GPA of 3.0 or above

  • Minimum of two years PK-12 teaching experience

  • Current standard Iowa teaching license

  • Program Director approval

  • NOTE: Per government policy, international students are unable to attend fully-online university programs in the United States. Unfortunately, we are unable to admit international students to this program.