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Politics and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Politics and Education

In the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis

Degrees > General Degree Requirements

General Degree Requirements

Newly admitted students are asked to participate in a set of core political science and general foundation courses in education. Each student will also complete methodological requirements including but not limited to statistics, qualitative, and quantitative methods. After completing the core, each student is expected to focus his or her studies on a set of political debates in education or a particular political arena.

Master Degrees

MASTER OF ARTS (M.A., 32 POINTS) AND MASTER OF EDUCATION (ED.M., 60 POINTS)

Students follow a core program of coursework and other learning experiences developed by the Politics faculty and individually adjusted in consultation with an assigned advisor. Up to 30 points of transfer credit are accepted towards an Ed.M. but only upon approval of an assigned faculty advisor after the student is admitted. Under College policy, no transfer credits are accepted for M.A. students.

For further information on specific program requirements, consult the program website at www.tc.edu/epsa/Politics.

Newly admitted students are asked to participate in a set of core political science and general foundation courses in education. Each student will also complete methodological requirements including but not limited to statistics, qualitative, and quantitative methods. After completing the core, each student is expected to focus his or her studies on a set of political debates in education or a particular political arena.

Please download and read the following study guide and worksheet detailing the degree requirements:

Doctoral Degrees

ED.D. DOCTORAL (90 POINTS)

Students complete a core of coursework at a level of sophistication commensurate with doctoral study. They also must meet the program requirements for advancement to candidacy and complete a research dissertation.

Newly admitted students are asked to participate in a set of core political science and general foundation courses in education. Each student will also complete methodological requirements including but not limited to statistics, qualitative, and quantitative methods. After completing the core, each student is expected to focus his or her studies on a set of political debates in education or a particular political arena.

PH.D. (75 POINTS)

Students complete a core of coursework at a level of sophistication commensurate with doctoral study. They also demonstrate command of two research tools, selected from the following list:

  1. a reading knowledge of a foreign language,
  2. a reading knowledge of a second foreign language,
  3. an approved two-course sequence in quantitative analysis,
  4. an approved two-course sequence in formal modeling, or
  5. a comparable level of proficiency in a comparable research tool approved by the College.

Ph.D. students may be required to take as many as 12 points of coursework at Columbia University in the Political Science Department.

For further information on specific program requirements consult the program website at www.tc.edu/epsa/Politics.

Newly admitted students are asked to participate in a set of core political science and general foundation courses in education. Each student will also complete methodological requirements including but not limited to statistics, qualitative, and quantitative methods. After completing the core, each student is expected to focus his or her studies on a set of political debates in education or a particular political arena.

Please download and read the following program of study guide and worksheet detailing the degree requirements.

Ed.D.

Ph.D.