M.Ed. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies
Total Hours: 30
Comprehensive: Written Examination
Length of the Program: A student enrolled full-time can usually finish the M.Ed. degree in three to four semesters. This requires two or three courses per semester and one or two courses during the Summer Session. Students have five years from acceptance to complete the program. (See SOE Policy: Time Limit for Degree Completion)
Curriculum Plan: Completion of the M.Ed. degree program in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies requires 30 semester hours and completion of a four-hour written comprehensive examination in the major area of concentration.
Master's students in cultural and educational policy studies are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. (See SOE Policy: Time Limit for Degree Completion)
A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.
Basic Education Courses (15 semester hours)
- RMTD 400 Research Methods
- RMTD 404 Intro to Statistics (or equivalent)
Choose three from the following:
- ELPS 410 Sociological Foundations
- ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education
- ELPS 444 American Schooling and Social Policy
- ELPS 446 Historical Foundations of Western Education
- ELPS 455 Comparative Education
Major Area (9 semester hours)
Students should consult with their academic advisor for course selection in one of the following areas: comparative and international education, history of education, sociology of education, or philosophy of education.
Electives (6 semester hours)
In consultation with an advisor, the student selects two elective courses.
A written comprehensive examination in the major area of concentration. More detail.
While the commencement ceremony is every May, degrees can be conferred May, August, and December. Students must apply for graduation/degree conferral. Students should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate completing all degree requirements. Failure to meet application deadlines may result in a delay of the conferral of the degree to the following semester. Applications for Degree Conferral are due:
- August 1 for December conferral
- December 1 for May conferral
- February 1 for August conferral
Please note the degree conferral application is valid for only one semester. If the degree is not conferred for the semester requested, a new application is required for a subsequent semester.