School of Education - George Mason University

Education Policy Emphasis - Master's in Public Policy

Education Policy's leading scholars and practitioners have teamed up with the Schar School of Policy and Government to help students understand how education policy is debated, created, and implemented.

The graduate-level emphasis area in Education Policy is offered in the Master's in Public Policy (MPP) degree program. The coursework will provide the knowledge and skills needed to achieve professional goals or pursue doctoral studies.

The MPP emphasis area should appeal both to students who already have experience in education policy and policy analysis as well as to those who want to enter the field. It is designed to provide a strong foundation in education policy, which can be useful to students working in this area who wish to dive deeper, expand their skillset and advance professionally.

Students will receive the necessary academic grounding for pursuing a doctoral degree, such as the PhD in Education with an education policy specialization offered by CEHD and the PhD in Public Policy offered by the Schar School.