Education & Social Policy (M.S.E.) Curriculum & Admission


PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Coursework

The academic coursework is designed to develop knowledge on educational policy and social issues. This knowledge will allow students to think deeply about the nature of educational problems and reform issues. The coursework portion of the degree is 27 credits (9 three-credit classes).

Project/Thesis

Upon completion of 27 graduate credit hours, the student will complete a capstone project under the guidance of their academic advisor. This project typically takes the form of a website portfolio in which the student displays the culmination of their learning throughout the coursework.

Program Curriculum

Upon completion of 27 graduate credit hours, the student will complete a capstone project under the guidance of their academic advisor. This project typically takes the form of a website portfolio in which the student displays the culmination of their learning throughout the coursework.

Course Requirements

Courses

Please note: This is only a potential plan of study. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

Additional requirements

  • A class in Educational Law - 3 credit hours

  • An ELPS elective - 3 credit hours

  • A Non-ELPS elective - 3 credit hours

  • Flex electives - 6 credit hours

  • Master's Capstone Project - 3 credit hours


Graduate Admission

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited institution or a foreign university with substantially equivalent bachelor’s degree requirements. International applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the application process well in advance of the application deadlines in order to ensure adequate time for processing of visa-related paperwork. Meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission to the program.

Fall Application Deadline

May 1
Fall semester application deadline

Spring Application Deadline

Dec 1
Spring semester deadline

Summer Application Deadline

May 1
Summer semester deadline

Application Checklist

M.S.E. in Education & Social Policy

Applicants are required to submit the following materials and meet the following requirements before the application deadline:




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  • Online application

    Complete through the KU Office of Graduate Admissions

  • Transcripts

    One official copy of academic transcripts from each college or university attended

  • English translation of transcripts

    Official transcripts from an international university must include an English translation

  • Statement of purpose

    1-2 page statement that describes your interests related to educational policy and governance. It is recommended that you address your personal and academic background and your professional goals. In addition, please address any life experiences that have shaped your decision to pursue a master’s degree, along with personal experiences or achievements that would help you contribute to the ELPS program; to KU’s mission for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion; and to your professional aspirations once you complete the degree.

  • Resume or CV

  • Online letters of recommendation

    Names and email addresses of persons to be asked to complete letters of recommendation who can provide a thorough evaluation of one’s abilities at the graduate level;

  • Proof of English proficiency

    Non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency with full proficiency scores.

  • Application fee

    $65 for U.S. Residents; $85 for international applicants.



Program Faculty