Educational Policy (MA)

The MA program in educational policy provides graduates with skills in education policy and applied data analysis. It is particularly well suited for individuals whose current or prospective careers require the use and interpretation of data, such as overseeing assessments or conducting program evaluations. Classroom teachers and other practicing educators in all contexts will gain a new perspective on their schools, classrooms and teaching with the skills they develop in this master's degree program.

The coursework will deepen students' understanding of research and policymaking, allow them to critically assess education programs and policies and develop the skills they need to engage in data-driven decision-making. Courses address key issues in contemporary education policy, evaluating and synthesizing research literature, analyzing and interpreting data and conducting applied research projects. With the assistance of a faculty or academic advisor, students will also customize their elective courses in educational policy, research methods and areas of interest to enhance their knowledge and skills.

In the culminating experience in the final semester, students will design and execute an individual or group project that will utilize their new knowledge and research skills.

Degree Offered

Educational Policy


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