Doctoral Studies

Specializations - Urban Educational Policy Studies

The Policy Studies specialization is designed for those students who wish to deepen their understanding of the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of educational policy formulation. It is designed for those who wish to examine the relationship of educational policy within the larger context of urban affairs, public policy, and school reform. All students' programs are individually designed, subject to approval by their advisors, so as to accommodate the student's career goals.

Policy Studies accepts applicants with a broader range of master’s-level study and prepares them for policy-leadership and school-reform roles in a variety of educational settings .This program also prepares students for careers as educational program evaluation specialists at the district or state level  and teaching at the university level in a teacher preparation program.