M.Sc. On Campus

Educational Policy Studies

University of Kentucky

12 months
33548 USD/year
33548 USD/year
13674 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Educational Policy Studies MSc program offered at University of Kentucky is designed for students who are interested in examining education policy through contextual and analytical lenses. These perspectives include: historical and philosophical, cultural and comparative, or social and political.


The Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation offers programs leading to degrees in the Master of Science (M.S.) in Higher Education, M.S. in Social and Philosophical Studies in Education, M.S. in Research Methods in Education, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Studies in Higher Education, and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Policy Studies, Measurement, and Evaluation. The department also participates in the College of Education’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Education Sciences degree program with strands in Philosophical and Cultural Inquiry and Educational Evaluation and Policy. Additionally, the department offers graduate certificates in Research Methods in Education and International Education. The department has periodically offered an Ed.D. Cohort program in collaboration with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

What you will study

The Educational Policy Studies MSc program offered at University of Kentucky works well as a foundation for doctoral study. When focused with an approved “topical major,” the degree may also serve a variety of career and academic purposes. Students following this degree program may engage in the study of the history, sociology, philosophy, and comparative international analyses of education. This degree also provides students with a core suite of policy analysis tools, including courses in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Policy Issues and Education 
  • Philosophy of Education 
  • Education and Culture
  • Historical & Philosophical 
  • Cultural & Comparative
  • Social & Political

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV (optional): Please include work history, any certifications/licensures, publications and research, and hobbies or special interests.
  • Personal Statement: Why do you want to study in this department. What brings you, autobiographically to this point in your life? What aspects of the program interest you? What questions, issues, or areas of inquiry would you like to explore while taking the classes? And what do you plan to do with your degree upon completion? Your statement should be approximately 500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13674 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13674 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 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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