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Doctoral icon Educational Policy Studies (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies allows students to examine the philosophy and practice of education and to develop skills in both the methodology and the study of educational practice. Students will prepare to become policy makers and examiners of policy and the effects of policy on education.

The broader requirements of the Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies offer students the opportunity to link their programs of study with broader social and educational issues in such areas as race, gender, leadership, and policy. The faculty offers two concentration options for students to complete: Research, Measurement, and Statistics or Social Foundations of Education.

The concentration in research, measurement and statistics is designed for those who want to develop knowledge and skills in qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methods. This program gives students a comprehensive understanding of investigating research methodologies, conducting research related to schools and conducting and critiquing research in educational practice, policy and administration. In addition, students learn to link this program of study with broader social and educational issues in such areas as race, gender, leadership and policy.

Course description and classes

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Program Contacts

Program Coordinators Program Faculty
Jennifer Esposito
concentration in Research,
Measurement and Statistics

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