Content areas within ELPA research strands include organizational theory, politics of education, legal aspects of administration, economics and financing of education, educational planning and program evaluation, supervision of instruction, higher education, vocational-technical education, special education, pupil personnel services, community education, and education policy.
ELPA offers degrees in Educational Policy Analysis and Evaluation at the Master's and Doctoral levels with an emphasis on conducting educational policy research and analysis with a goal of advancing the achievement of all students through effective policy design, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational policies and programs.
ELPA offers master's and doctoral degrees with a focus on Postsecondary Education Leadership. The Department's focus is to develop a knowledge base that includes an understanding of the institutional context of postsecondary education, academic leadership, culture and governance, and student services administration.
ELPA offers master's and doctoral degrees in K-12 Leadership, focusing on the effective administration of primary and secondary institutions and closing achievement gaps related to income, gender, race, culture, native language, sexual orientation, or disability.