Social Sciences & Education Policy

Social Sciences & Education Policy offers an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the knowledge, research and literature of sociology, political science, anthropology and cultural studies, for a multidisciplinary focus on the social context of educational policy and practice, particularly in terms of questions of social justice, within formal and informal contexts of teaching and learning.

Typical Plan of Study (minimum 64 hours)

Select 2 courses

8 hours

Select 1 concentration elective

4 hours

Basic Research Methodology Courses

4 - 8 hours

Please consult the College of Education Graduate Handbook for specific courses.  

Advanced Research Methodology Courses

4 - 8 hours

Please consult the College of Education Graduate Handbook for specific courses.  

Core coursework chosen in consultation with advisor

32 hours

No more than 12 hours of 595 independent study can count towards the degree

Thesis Research

4 - 20 hours

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