24 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Educational Policy MA program from Arizona State University provides graduates with skills in education policy and applied data analysis. It is particularly well-suited for individuals whose current or prospective careers require the use and interpretation of data, such as overseeing assessments or conducting program evaluations.

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Classroom teachers and practicing educators in other contexts will gain a new perspective on their schools, classrooms and teaching with the skills they develop in this MA program in Educational Policy from Arizona State University .

The coursework will deepen students' understanding of research and policymaking, allow them to critically assess education programs and policies, and develop the skills they need to engage in data-driven decision-making. Courses address key issues in contemporary education policy, evaluating and synthesizing research literature, analyzing and interpreting data and conducting applied research projects. With the assistance of a faculty or academic advisor, students will also customize their elective courses in educational policy, research methods and areas of interest to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Career Opportunities

Students are prepared to expand or pursue careers that involve the use and interpretation of data. This Educational Policy MA program from Arizona State University is also suited for students who want to pursue doctoral credentials in education after graduation.

Career examples include:

  • grants administrator
  • policy analyst
  • program and project manager
  • research and data analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Becoming an Informed Consumer of Education Research
  • Translating Research for Education Change
  • Data Analysis for Education Decisionmakers
  • Systematic Inquiry for Problem Solving
  • Critical Topics in Education Policy
  • Applied Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation
  • personal statement
  • resume
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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