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MEd in International Educational Policy and Evaluation
The program will prepare you to be a skilled, effective education policy analyst and evaluator. You may work in:
- International organizations
- Nonprofit organizations
- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
- For-profit research and evaluation firms
- Philanthropic foundations
- Education administration
- Independent consulting
- Government organizations at multiple levels
The program prepares you to work with a wide range of stakeholders including:
- Policy makers
- Government and organizational leaders
- Community members
- Education administrators
All courses in this 36-credit-hour degree will be delivered online, except for two courses to be taught at global campuses.
|Fall||ELPS 405: Introduction to Educational Policy Analysis
RMTD 400: Introduction to Research Methodology
|January Term||ELPS 458: International Education (3 week course, one week onsite at a global campus)|
|Spring||RMTD 404: Introduction to Educational Statistics
ELPS 455: Comparative Education
|Summer II||RMTD 407: Introduction to Evaluation Theory|
|Fall||ELPS 491: Issues in Educational Policy Studies
ELPS 506: Leadership & Capacity Building in Organizations
|Spring Semester||RMTD 421: Quantitative Research
ELPS 550: Globalization and Education
|Summer I||RMTD 406: Educational Evaluation|
|Summer II||RMTD 416: Evaluation and Evidence in Cross-Cultural Contexts (2 week course onsite at global campus in Rome, Italy)|
Course descriptions and example syllabi are available here.
The students participate together in all the required courses leading to the MEd degree in a cohort. In general, students benefit greatly from joining a cohort learning community as if affords multiple opportunities for networking and bonding with one another throughout the program.
Application Deadline: March 1, for cohort beginning each fall
You may submit your application form online.
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.
Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience, and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.
International Students will also be required to submit:
- English Language Test scores (TESOL score must be above 79)
- Transcript Evaluations for all non-USA transcripts
Two Letters of Recommendation
If you supply your recommender’s email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters may be submitted online. Or, your recommenders may choose to mail them to:
Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Recommenders should include at least one person who has a master's degree with multiple years of working experience in the field or a person who has a PhD/EdD in a relevant field.
A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 500-1000 words.
Provide a statement regarding your personal and professional interest and goals in educational policy and evaluation. How will the program advance your professional goals? Please also discuss life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice.
This degree program is a collaboration between Loyola's Research Methodology and Cultural & Educational Policy Studies programs.
For more information contact:
- Eilene Edejer, PhD – Research Methodologies: Assessment & Research Design
- Ken A. Fujimoto, PhD – Research Methodologies: Measurement & Statistics
- Meng-Jia Wu, PhD – Research Methodologies: Statistics & Meta-analysis
- Tavis Jules, EdD - Cultural & Educational Policy Studies: Comparative International Education
- Leanne Kallemeyn, PhD – Research Methodologies: Program Evaluation, Qualitative Methods, & Mixed Methods
- Amy Shuffelton, PhD - Cultural & Educational Policy Studies: Philosophy of Education
- Noah W. Sobe, PhD - Cultural & Educ Policy Studies: History of Education & Comparative International Education
- Blanca Torres-Olave, PhD - International Higher Education and Cultural & Educational Policy Studies