MA in Education and Social Policy

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Education and Social Policy program live and work across the country and throughout the world helping to design, formulate and evaluate education policies and practices. The program prepares students to work in schools, reform organizations, foundations and nonprofit organizations; government education policy agencies; research organizations; and advocacy or single interest organizations.

Examples of specific positions that recent Education and Social Policy alumni have held after graduation:

  • Technical Analyst, MDRC
  • Director of Operations, The New American Academy Charter School
  • Director, Graduate NYC!, Research Foundation of CUNY
  • Data and Evaluation Associate, Broome Street Academy Charter High School
  • Researcher, Institutional Research and Assessment Office, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), CUNY
  • Senior Data Analyst, New York City Department of Education, Research and Policy Support Group
  • Data Analyst, Teach for America
  • Program Manager, School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative, MIT
  • Policy Analyst, Harlem Children's Zone
  • Program Manager of Education, Graduate Medical Education, NYU School of Medicine
  • City Research Scientist/Program Manager, Office of Data Reporting and Analysis, New York City Human Resources Administration
  • Statistical Analyst, Mathematica Policy Research
  • Director of Special Projects, Newark Legacy Charter School
  • Education Content Specialist, Sesame Workshop, Shanghai Office

Others are pursuing doctoral degrees, at institutions including Penn State University, the University of Delaware, and Michigan Sate University.