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Education Sciences, MS

Make yourself a key part of discovering solutions for improving education policy and practice by acquiring expert quantitative skills and the confidence to apply them.


Program description

The MS program in education sciences prepares educational research professionals to address contemporary problems in many educational settings. Students learn to use quantitative analysis and optimized research design to address important issues in education policy and practice.

Coursework in the program focuses on scientifically valid research designs, data management, data mining and quantitative data analysis — all at intermediate to advanced levels. The accompanying research apprenticeship allows students to integrate coursework into their professional experiences, enriching their ability to understand and solve complex education challenges.

The supervised research project and internship places students in a research institute, business or agency. This combined project/internship model provides graduates with integrated, relevant experience designed to open opportunities for career advancement. Working students may be able to arrange for an existing job to serve  as their internship site.

This program is ideal for individuals currently working in or interested in social science research centers, school districts, state or federal agencies, university research centers, foundations, educational testing companies and any industry that focuses on employee education and outcomes.

This MS program qualifies for the STEM OPT extension for students studying on F-1 visas.

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Career outlook

This program meets a growing market need for individuals with practical quantitative research, analysis and data management skills (e.g., data mining, extracting subsets of data from large databases, data visualization) focused on PreK–16 and adult education. Students gain skills in research design, statistical analysis and interpretation. Career examples include:

  • Research and data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Education leader and administrator working in research centers or agencies, school districts, state or federal agencies, university research centers, foundations, educational testing companies and more
  • Learning and development manager

Program contact information

If you have questions related to admission, please fill out the request information form and an admission specialist will contact you directly. For questions regarding faculty or courses, please use the contact information below.

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Admission requirements

You must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

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