Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

MEd in Cultural & Educational Policy Studies


The MEd degree program in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies is intended for people interested in educational policy analysis at local and global levels. Through challenging and engaging coursework with faculty members who are leaders in their fields, graduates of the MEd in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies will be able to critically assess the methodological, epistemological and ethical foundations of research.

Graduates will develop expertise in a focused domain of educational practice (domestic or global), including specific skills and competencies needed in work related to education policy.  They will be sophisticated users of educational research, equipped with data-driven decision-making skills and able to leverage cultural analyses and social justice frameworks in their work to improve educational experiences and institutions.

Program benefits

  • Examine education policy and practice through a multidisciplinary approach, with an overarching emphasis on social justice.
  • Balance work and graduate study with courses offered in the late afternoons and evenings.
  • Gain experience working in diverse, real-world settings through engaged learning internship experience.
  • Finish the MEd degree in as few as three semesters (inclusive of summer coursework).

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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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