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Degree Programs

A list of degree programs offered through the Ed Theory and Policy program in the Penn State College of Education.

The Educational Theory and Policy program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of education and schooling leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

The master’s and doctoral programs in EDTHP are designed to prepare people for careers in educational research or policy development and analysis. Students have the opportunity to develop a course of study that will emphasize their scholarly interests. They will be expected to acquire a high level of research and scholarly skills applicable to the investigation of significant educational problems facing modern society. In addition to taking core courses in educational theory and policy, students will be expected to gain competency in quantitative and qualitative methods and theoretical approaches to the study of education.

Master's Degree

Doctoral Degree

Joint Law Degree