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School of Education


Cultural & Educational Policy Studies - M.A., M.Ed.


For answers to more FAQs about the School of Education, see the general FAQs page.

There are two significant differences: The M.A. requires 24 hours of coursework and the completion of a thesis. The M.Ed. requires 30 hours of coursework and successful completion of a written comprehensive examination.

A student enrolled full-time can usually finish the M.Ed. in three to four semesters. This requires three courses per semester and two courses during the summer session. A student enrolled full-time can usually finish the M.A. in three years including coursework (assuming the student takes two courses occasionally).


School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312.915.6800 · SchlEduc@luc.edu

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