Politics and Education MA

Master of Arts in Politics and Education


This M.A. degree program prepares students for positions as policy leaders at the local, state and national levels, or to pursue advanced work in doctoral programs in education policy, political science, or public policy. Graduates of this program secure positions as policy advisors and researchers for government agencies, foundations, and various private agencies committed to looking at and developing policies for the field of education.

Courses are offered in a traditional schedule during the fall, spring and summer terms.

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.

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Admissions Information

Master of Arts

  • Points/Credits: 33
  • Entry Terms: Fall/Spring

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): April 15

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

Requirements from the TC Catalog

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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. Most students in the program enroll in the M.A., but the Ed.M. sometimes is appropriate for applicants who already have a relevant graduate degree.

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.

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