Education Policy, M.A. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
Duration
42324 USD/year
42324 USD/year
24962 USD/year
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About

The Education Policy at University of Pittsburgh will help you become an education policy expert and gain the tools you need to work toward equitable change in society with the Master of Arts in Education Policy at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.

Overview

About Education Policy at University of Pittsburgh

Our 36-credit program is distinctive because of its focus on equity-driven education policy analysis and transformation. As a student, you will explore how the (re)design of educational systems can improve learning opportunities for students of all ages. You will also learn how policy and systems can be used to improve your own organizations. 

Our 36-credit program is distinctive because of its focus on equity-driven education policy analysis and transformation. As a student, you will explore how the (re)design of educational systems can improve learning opportunities for students of all ages. You will also learn how policy and systems can be used to improve your own organizations. 

Careers

The program prepares students for many different opportunities for career advancement, including:  

  • Evaluators in nonprofits and in research firms
  • Legislative staff at the municipal, state, or federal level
  • Policy analysts in coordinating and/or governing bodies such as state departments of education, state higher education coordinating bodies, local school districts, ministries of education in other countries, and other intermediary organizations with a topical focus
  • Research and policy analysts in higher education institutions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Policy Foundations
  • Social Contexts of Education
  • Psychological Perspectives on Education
  • Methods Sequence
  • Electives

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Rolling admissions;priority given to applications received by March 1

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications are submitted through the Pitt Education Online Application Form
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) to be paid by credit card
  • Your online application must include (a.) a Goal statement, (b.) your resume or curriculum vita, and (c.) contact information for three academic or professional contacts to later be invited to provide letters of recommendation
  • The instructions for your goal statement are as follows: "Please share your reasons for pursuing a degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will help you achieve those goals. Include any aspects of your experience, skills, and background which may aid the admission committee in evaluating your fit for the program for which you are applying. Your goal statement should be a maximum of 750 words." 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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

Financing

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Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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