Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

MA in Cultural & Educational Policy Studies


The MA in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies degree, conferred by The Graduate School, is intended for people working across the education sector to develop expertise in the analysis, research and improvement of education policy and practice.  Students are required to research and write a MA thesis and specialize in one of the following areas of concentration: Comparative and International Education, History of Education, Philosophy of Education, or Sociology of Education.

Program benefits

  • Examine education policy and practice through a multidisciplinary approach, with an overarching emphasis on social justice.
  • Study with students from around the world and experience rich culturally diversity.
  • Learn to conduct original research that can inform educational policy and practice.
  • Balance work and graduate study with courses offered in the late afternoons and evenings.

The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies Program Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is given for outstanding contributions to the profession and the school. It is presented annually at the Loyola School of Education’s Fall Alumni Reception.

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