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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies

Loyola University Chicago

18 months
949 USD/credit 18980 USD/year
949 USD/credit 18980 USD/year
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At Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago you’ll develop expertise in domestic or international education policy.  As you do so, you will learn to analyze educational policies from competing perspectives. 

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At Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago you will also consider and apply humanities and social science perspectives that pertain to issues and questions in educational policy and practice. You will become a critical consumer of others’ research so that you can facilitate the use of educational research to guide education policy formation and implementation. Finally, you will gain knowledge that will guide your own policy-oriented research.

Students at Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago will:

  • gain experience working in real-world community and organizational settings through an engaged learning internship experience. 
  • leave our program with the ability to conduct data and policy analysis, think critically and creatively, use persuasive communication and to collaborate inclusively with other policy actors. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Policy Analysis
  • Philosophy of Education
  • American Schooling and Social Policy
  • Educational Statistics 
  • Sociology of Education, 
  • Sociological Analysis of Urban Education and Policy
  • Sociology of Teaching
  • The School as Organization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Applications after the deadlines are considered when space for additional students is available.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

  • A Completed Application Form 
  • Official Transcripts
  • Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. 
  • A Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Language Test Requirement
  • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

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    18980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 949 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    18980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 949 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
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