BA in Education Studies

Dual BA in Education Studies and MA in Education and Social Policy

Earn two degrees in less time

Pursue your interest in education policy analysis and research methodology as you prepare for your career with a dual BA in Education Studies and MA in Education and Social Policy.

This interdisciplinary, cross-departmental program is rooted in the disciplines of education, policy, sociology, economics, and statistics. You'll graduate with practical, real-world qualitative and quantitative policy analysis skills that will ready you for success in the field.

Apply to the program your sophomore or junior year and you can complete the program in five years full time, saving you time and money.

What you'll learn

  • How to apply the theory and craft of education policy
  • How to employ analytical and research methods to issues in education reform and policy
  • How to use principles of economics and sociology to analyze pre-K–12 and higher education policies
  • How to draw on principles of management, planning, and policymaking for work in the public and nonprofit sectors

How you'll learn

  • Foundational, quantitatively-focused courses in sociology, economics, and statistics
  • A capstone project, where you will work in teams to design and perform a policy study
  • School-based field research experiences and internships for hands-on learning during your undergraduate studies

Learn more about our curriculum and requirements.

Am I eligible to apply for this program?

This dual BA/MA program is open to currently enrolled BA in Education Studies students in good standing at the sophomore or junior level. Before applying, make an appointment with your Education Studies advisor to review the five-year program and discuss your interests and professional goals. Learn more about applying for this program.

Prepare for a career in

  • Reform organizations, foundations, nonprofit organizations, or school systems such as New Visions for Public Schools or Teach for America
  • Government education policy spaces like state or city departments of education
  • Research organizations such as RAND, MDRC, Urban Institute, or Mathematica
  • Advocacy or single-interest organizations such as the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, the New Teacher Project, or the Center for Education Reform

Contact us

steinhardt-accelerate-edsp@nyu.edu