Educational Policy and Planning

Master’s Program

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

The Educational Policy and Planning (EPP) program prepares the next generation of leaders and analysts who will significantly and positively change public education. The EPP Master’s in Education program prepares leaders for careers in policy analysis, with a critical focus on anti-racist education policy, equity, and social justice. Students gain a theoretical foundation in policy development, implementation and evaluation, school law, poverty and educational policy, and critical policy analysis. Upon completion, students will be prepared to work in the legislature, public and private research entities, community-based organizations, civil and human rights groups, nonprofits, school districts, state and local government, or consulting agencies. 

The multidisciplinary master’s program provides students with both an academic and applied understanding of the public policy process. Coursework includes core classes in foundations of policy analysis, policy implementation, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and policy seminars. 

In some cases, students elect to pursue a doctorate in educational policy after completion of their master’s program. Admitted students will have the opportunity to work alongside a professor to pursue research interests. 

Classes are typically held on weekdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Program Features

  • Cohort model 
  • Full-time study 
  • Multidisciplinary 
  • Policy/research internship 

Application Requirements

Key Competencies You Will Gain



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At a Glance

Program Starts: Fall

Deadline to Apply: December 1

Credit Hours Required: 36

Schedule: Full time or part time permitted per discussion with program head

Program Location: On Campus

GRE Required? No

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Program Co-coordinator
Christopher Brown

Ph.D. and M.Ed. Program Co-coordinator
Sofia Malik

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