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The one-year M.S.Ed. degree in Education Policy requires 10 courses of approved graduate work beyond the baccalaureate degree. Students in the program usually complete courses in a 4/4/2 pattern; i.e., four courses in each of the Fall and Spring semesters and two during the Summer term. Students must complete the Education Policy Research Practicum (EDUC 711) during the Spring semester in order to complete the degree.
10 course units (minimum) along with an acceptable master’s research paper are required for the M.S.Ed. degree in Education Policy.
Education Policy M.S.Ed. students are required to take EDUC 711 - Education Policy Research Practicum in order to satisfy the degree requirements. The Practicum partners student teams with educational leaders to conduct client-based, applied education research projects.
GSE requires all M.S.Ed. students to complete a graduate-level GSE course outside the specialization in which they are enrolled.
Elective courses may be taken at any school at Penn. Any courses listed above (other than EDUC 591) qualify as elective courses. Courses must be at the 500 level or above and taken for a letter grade (no pass/fail). Students must consult their academic advisor before enrolling in any course outside of the Graduate School of Education.
Click here to see a list of recommended elective courses.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Chicago
Philosophy, Tel Aviv University
Dennis Culhane, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University
University of Michigan