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Educational Policy

The master’s program in educational policy aims to develop leaders who seek to make positive change in elementary/secondary or higher educational systems in the United States or, for international students, in their home countries.

Whether students come from a country with a centralized, national system of education or from one with a more decentralized, local system of education, our program prepares students to understand the political, economic, legal, social, and cultural forces that impact how education is provided. It also develops students' analytic, writing, and research skills to enable graduates to influence the educational policies and practices that affect education in your country.

In addition to rigorous core coursework, the program includes a culminating master’s project, which provides students with the opportunity to have a hands-on experience interning in a policy setting. Students also enjoy access to a wide range of electives, such as courses in global education, entrepreneurship, program evaluation, grant writing, and decision making. Students can elect to customize the program even further by completing an Advanced Certificate in Program Evaluation, in addition to their master’s degree, with as little as three additional course credits.

Recent students and alumni have come from a variety of countries, including Albania, Chile, China, Jamaica, Pakistan, and Venezuela. Graduates of our program are prepared to work in a variety of positions and settings, such as ministries of education, non-governmental organizations, international research and policy organizations, and advocacy organizations.

Students can complete the basic 30-credit program in one year (12 months), if studying full time, although many international students prefer to add an additional one or two semesters to take full advantage of field experiences and internship opportunities, and/or to pursue an Advanced Certificate in addition.

Requirements for the MS in Education Policy (AT2)

Learn more about Education Policy programs at Warner.