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Education Policy

In the Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis

Degree Programs

Students in Education Policy may take coursework leading to the M.A., Ed.M., or the Ph.D. Coursework is typically offered during the academic year. Our main master’s degree is the M.A. The overwhelming majority of our non-doctoral students enter this degree program. However, we offer the Ed.M. for students who have already acquired an M.A. with at least some coursework with education policy content. The Ed.M. degree further develops students’ knowledge and skills by drawing on interdisciplinary policy studies, the social science disciplines of economics, law, politics, and sociology, and substantive content of policies and practice in early childhood education, K-12 education, higher education, law and education, and data analysis and research methods. The Ph.D. in Education Policy is a rigorous program of study that prepares students to be researchers, analysts, or policymakers dealing with contemporary education policy problems. Given the demands of the program of study, the majority of our students are full time residents during their 4-5 year program of study. It is highly advisable that you have a prior master's degree in education or social sciences, with a considerable degree of knowledge about educational policy and data analysis. For further information contact Gosia Kolb at


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