The master's degree requires a minimum of 33 graduate hours in required and elective course work approved by the State of Ohio. The time limit for completion of the master's degree is 6 years.
Educational Specialist Degree
The Ed.S. degree is a post master's practitioner program. This is not an interim step between the master and doctoral degrees, but provides preparation for a specialty position within the field of professional education. The time limit for completion of the Educational Specialist Degree is 5 years.
The Ph.D. is the highest degree attainable. In Educational Administration, it is a terminal degree that allows an administrative professional to move to the next level of career success.