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Grad School / Program:

  • Education Policy

  • Contact:
  • 207 Erickson Hall
    College of Education
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    United States
    Phone: 517-432-1260

  • Degrees Granted:
  • Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • The doctoral program in Educational Policy draws on the expertise of faculty from across the College of Education: Educational Administration, Teacher Education, and Counseling, Educational Psychology, Special Education. It has been developed in cooperation with faculty from other Colleges at Michigan State, including Social Science, Business, and the MSU College of Law, and students may take coursework in these Colleges as well.

    Policy students may design an individual program of study that suits their specific scholarly and professional interests. Possible concentrations within the policy major include:

    - Economics and finance of education
    - Educational politics, urban education, and policy analysis
    - Social analysis of educational policy and educational reform
    - Policy for teaching and teacher education
    - Assessment, evaluation, and quantitative analysis
    - Comparative and international perspectives on educational policy

  • Admission Information:
  • Persons who hold degrees from a variety of disciplines may apply for admission to the doctoral program. Applicants with limited backgrounds in education or the underlying policy disciplines of political science, sociology, history, and economics, however, might be required to complete collateral work. Applicants must submit a sample of scholarly writing and all Graduate Record General Examination scores.

    A committee of faculty members reviews each application. The review committee considers the following factors in assessing applicants:

    Strength of academic and professional education record.
    Potential for educational and professional leadership.
    Fluency in oral and written expression.
    Compatibility of applicant's stated professional goals with the objectives of the program.
    Conformity with university and college admission requirements.

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