Master's in Education and Social Policy at KU

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Program overview

KU's MSE in education and social policy offers an individualized student experience that addresses essential questions in education and can be completed in less than two calendar years. The goal of the program is to prepare thoughtful and effective educators for a variety of settings.

Career outcomes in education and social policy

Depending on student interest, background, and trajectory, graduates' employers potentially include:

  • State departments of education.
  • City departments of education.
  • Academic research centers.
  • Not for profit organizations.
  • Educational foundations.
  • Education/social policy think tanks.

*This program is a master of science degree in educational leadership and policy studies with an emphasis in education and social policy. This is not a licensure program. Instead, it provides the skills and dispositions needed to thrive in these various organizations.

Thinking about education and social policy?

Let us know you’re interested in the MSE in education and social policy program. We would love to connect with you to discuss the program’s curriculum, steps necessary for admission to KU, affordability options, and perhaps what to expect during your time on campus once you have become a Jayhawk.


Public School of Education & Human Sciences
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Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
University of Kansas
School of Education and Human Sciences
Joseph R. Pearson Hall , Rm. 421
1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence , Kansas 66045-3101