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Educational Policy and Foundations

Marquette University

12 months
915 USD/credit 32940 USD/year
915 USD/credit 32940 USD/year
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The Master in Educational Policy and Foundations from Marquette University prepares educators to uphold the Jesuit tradition of care for the person, social justice and academic, excellence, ethical behavior and service to the urban community.

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The Master in Educational Policy and Foundations from Marquette University prepares graduate students to be exceptional educational leaders. Through a systematic focus on the social, cultural, philosophical and historical contexts of education, we are committed to the development of professionals as agents of critical inquiry and social justice.

Master of education programs

Educational Leadership

Pursue the critical study of organizational leadership in K-12 schools and to assume leadership roles in those settings. The program prepares students for either the Wisconsin Director of Instruction license or the Wisconsin Principal license. Applicants are eligible for the Trinity Fellows program. 

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Prepares students for careers in settings including academic advising, career development centers, student unions, international student services, multicultural affairs, orientation programs, residential living programs, admissions and student organizations. The program includes course work in leadership, counseling, student development and higher education.

Teacher Education

  • Elementary Education: Designed for students with a bachelor's degree who wish to earn an initial Wisconsin elementary/middle (middle childhood/early adolescents - grades 1-8) teaching license.
  • Secondary Education: Designed for students with a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, economics, English, a foreign language, history, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology or sociology who wish to earn an initial Wisconsin middle/secondary (early adolescence/adolescence - grades 6-12) teaching license.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education: A 14-month accelerated program in STEM teaching designed for students with a bachelor's degree in STEM seeking to earn an initial Wisconsin middle/secondary (early adolescence/adolescence – grades 6-12) teaching license. The master of education in STEM program is funded by the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. Scholarship and stipend support is available. For more details, visit the Master of Education in STEM webpage.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organizational Theory and Administration in K-12 Schools
  • Politics and Community Relations in Educational Organizations
  • Business Administration of the Educational Organization
  • History of Education in the United States
  • American Law and the Educational Organization
  • Instructional Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application form and fee.
  • Copies of all college/university transcripts except Marquette. Transcripts must include proof of earned bachelor's degree.1
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s ability to do graduate-level work.
  • A personal statement of purpose that includes professional and academic goals.
  • A resume that includes professional and educational experiences.
  • (For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
  • An interview and/or writing test may be required of applicants following the initial screening.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 915 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    32940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 915 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Milwaukee

1066 - 1767 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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