Loyola University Chicago

Center for Comparative Education

Graduate Programs

The comparative and international education degree programs at Loyola University Chicago are located within our Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (CEPS) Program. CEPS is a social foundations program which means that students studying comparative and international education also take courses in the sociology of education, the history of education, and the philosophy of education.

MA CEPS in Comparative Education: The MA degree in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, with a concentration in Comparative Education, is conferred by The Graduate School. The degree is especially appropriate for those wishing to move into mid-level positions in school systems, private-sector consulting firms, government and non-government agencies, and international organizations. It is also ideal preparation for those wishing to pursue a PhD degree in the field.

MEd CEPS in Global and International Education Policy: The MEd degree in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, with a concentration in Global and International Education Policy, is conferred by the School of Education. The degree is especially appropriate for those wishing to work in the field of international development, education abroad or educational policy analysis.

MEd CEPS & Higher Education in International Higher Education: The MEd degree in International Higher Education is conferred by the School of Education. The degree is particularly appropriate for those wishing to break into or professionally advance within the area of international higher education, for example working with study abroad, international students and/or at colleges and universities around the globe.

MA/JD in Comparative Law and Education: The MA/JD dual degree in Law and Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, with a focus on Comparative Education and Comparative Law, is conferred by both the Graduate School and the School of Law. The degree is especially appropriate for those wishing to pursue legal remedies in behalf of children's right to education in different parts of the world. The practice of law in pursuit of such remedies may be done in specialized law firms or in governmental and international organizations.

PhD CEPS in Comparative Education: The PhD degree in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, with a concentration in Comparative Education, is conferred by The Graduate School. The degree is designed to prepare students for research and teaching at the university-level or in research oriented international organizations.