Graduate Specialization - Graduate Specialization in Education Policy and Social Sciences

Program:
Graduate Specialization in Education Policy and Social Sciences
Program Code:
6800 Education Policy &Social Sci
Program Level:
Award Type:
Specialization Graduate - Doctoral
Start Term:
FS21
College:
College of Education
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Educational Administration
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Education

Department of Educational Administration

Graduate Study
Graduate Specialization in Education Policy and Social Sciences

The Graduate Specialization in Education Policy and Social Sciences, which is administered by the Department of Educational Administration, trains doctoral students to conduct research on improving education systems through rigorous exploratory and efficacy methodologies.

The specialization is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in doctoral degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the doctoral degree. The students program of study must be approved by the advisor for the specialization.

Admission

Students must declare intention to pursue the Graduate Specialization in Education Policy and Social Sciences prior to the start of the 3rd year in a Ph.D. program.

Requirements for the Graduate Specialization in Education Policy and Social Sciences

Students must complete the following with a 3.5 grade-point average in courses across the specialization (18 credits):
1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
EAD 932 Education Policy Implementation 3
EAD 933 Evaluation of Education Policy Implementation 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
EAD 907 Education Policy for Immigrant and English Language Learner Students 3
EAD 925 Policy and Practice in Education 3
EAD 926 School Finance and Operations 3
EAD 948 Advanced Economics of Education 3
EAD 949 Advanced Seminar in Education Policy 3
EAD 967 Policy Development and Analysis in Postsecondary Education 3
3. At least two of the following courses (6 credits):
EAD 948 Advanced Economics of Education 3
EC 835 Public Expenditures 3
EC 880 Labor Economics I 3
EC 881 Labor Economics II 3
PLS 811 Proseminar in Policy Analysis 3
PLS 820 Proseminar in American Politics 3
PLS 821 State Government and Politics 3
PLS 822 Urban Government and Politics 3
A course used to fulfill item 2. may not be used to fulfill item 3.
4. At least one of the following courses (3 credits):
EAD 946B Econometric Analysis for Education Policy 3
EC 821A Cross Section and Panel Data Econometrics I 3
EC 823 Applied Econometrics 3
5. Submit a policy brief summarizing research findings on education policy evaluation or implementation.
6. Submit a dissertation that, in the judgment of the student’s dissertation committee, represents the integration of education policy and social sciences and the student’s primary field and includes research that is relevant to practical issues in United States education.