The Educational Policy and Planning Masters Program (EPP) prepares leaders for careers in policy analysis. Students who complete the Masters with an emphasis in Educational Policy will be prepared for work in research agencies, non-profits, school districts, state capitols, or consulting agencies.
This multidisciplinary masters program provides students with both an academic and applied understanding of the public policy process. The course work prepares students for career paths in policy analysis and public service leadership for governmental and private institutions. Course work includes core classes in foundations of policy analysis and implementation, policy implementation, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and policy seminars focused on issues including accountability, race/ethnicity in schools, school choice, and educational equity and opportunity.
In many cases, students elect to pursue a doctorate in Educational Policy after the completion of their masters program. These students will have the opportunity to work alongside a professor to pursue research interests.