M.S.Ed in History and Philosophy of Education

History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education

M.S.Ed. in History and Philosophy of Education

Understand how yesterday’s policies shape today’s classrooms.

In this program you’ll have the opportunity for growth in fundamental abilities that contribute clarity of direction and purpose to the professional tasks of educators.

Inquire into the historical roots of educational policies and problems and explore the relationship between educational philosophies and the practices and policies of educational and other social institutions.

This 36 credit-hour master's degree is often a step toward the doctorate.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Mar 1
    Spring Nov 1
    Summer Mar 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores only required from applicants without an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution
      • Resume (international students only)
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

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  • Program Requirements
  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
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Research Areas:
History of Education, Black Education, Desegregation, Activism, Educational Policy, School Reform
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Associate Professor

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Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education

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