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Education and Social Policy

New York University

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Rooted in economics and sociology, this Education and Social Policy MA program from New York University teaches you how to use statistics, data sets, and research results to formulate, implement, and evaluate educational policies for grades K-12 and higher education.

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Overview

Gain in-demand skills and experience to craft reforms and improve the quality of education, working for educational agencies, think tanks, and nonprofit organizations.

As a student in this Education and Social Policy MA program from New York University, you will work closely with faculty from NYU Steinhardt and NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service to learn: 

  • How to use principles of economics and sociology to analyze K–12 and higher education policies
  • How to conduct descriptive and inferential statistical analyses using large longitudinal education databases
  • How to interpret and identify causal effects of programs and policies and apply conclusions to make policy recommendations
  • An understanding of the policies already implemented as well as the need for additional policies in your chosen area of focus; you will be able to participate in quantitative studies to further evaluate existing policies and to provide evidence on the possible effects of new policies
  • Principles of management, planning, and policy-making in the public and nonprofit sectors

Careers

Where can you work with a master's in Education and Social Policy? 

  • School systems, reform organizations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations such as New Visions for Public Schools or Teach for America
  • Government education policy agencies like state or city departments of education
  • Research organizations such as MDRC, Urban Institute, or Mathematica
  • Advocacy or single-interest organizations such as the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, the New Teacher Project, or the Center for Education Reform

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology of Education 
  • Microeconomics for Public Management Planning and Policy Analysis 
  • Education and Social Policy 
  • Economics of Education 
  • Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Multiple Regression and Econometrics
  • Approaches to Qualitative Inquiry
  • Applied Statistics: Using Large Databases in Education
  • Financing Schools: Equity and Adequacy in Public Education 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Spring entry - Part-time only

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • GRE or GMAT - Not required, but may be submitted to demonstrate math proficiency.
  • Proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

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    70946 USD/year
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    70946 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 70946 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
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