Graduate

Educational Policy & Leadership Programs

Master's of Arts in Educational Policy and Foundations

Program description

This program is designed as a traditional master's program with an emphasis on leadership and research in public and private K-12 schools, higher education and other educational organizations and agencies. It is designed for those who wish to combine the study of foundations in education with research in an area of interest.

Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of Marquette’s master's program in educational policy and foundations can expect to be able to:

  1. Analyze the quality of research tools used to conduct educational research that addresses current policy issues in education.
  2. Frame educational issues in historical context of American education.
  3. Construct philosophical foundation for educational practice
  4. Use theoretical and/or research perspectives to analyze political, social, economic, legal and/or cultural issues in education. 

Program handbook and forms

Required course work

Foundations courses (9 credits)

Select from:

Research courses (6 credits)
Must be approved by student's adviser

Electives (18 credits)
Chosen from an area of specialization

Students in the educational policy and foundations program also complete a capstone research project to fulfill the requirements of their program.

Admission

All applications for admission to the master's programs in educational policy and foundations must originate with the Graduate School. New students can enter the program any semester of any year or during the summer term. All applicants must have at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Individuals interested in applying to the program should apply online on the Graduate School Web site.

SPECIAL NOTES: Apply as a master of arts student with a specialization in educational leadership (EDPF). Be sure to inform the individuals you choose for recommendations that filling out the online assessment is not enough. They must upload their letter online.

Materials to be submitted for application:

Application deadlines are:

Applicants should make sure their files are complete by these dates. Applicant files are reviewed comprehensively, emphasizing all aspects of applicants' backgrounds. Academic transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, statements of purpose and professional background receive particular attention in the review process. If necessary, the department faculty may request an interview before making a final decision.

For more information on this or any one of our graduate-level programs, please contact Alli Williams, Graduate Recruitment Assistant at Mary.Williams@marquette.edu or (414) 288-3730.


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