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Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts
Education Studies / Education and Social Policy
Dual Degree

Pursue your interest in education policy analysis and research methodology, and earn two degrees in less time! This BA/MA 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 prepare you for a career in educational agencies, think tanks, or nonprofit organizations.


Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Dual Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies and Master of Arts in Education and Social Policy

Full-time or Part-time
128 for undergraduate; variable for graduate

This interdisciplinary, cross-departmental dual degree will give you the skills and foundational knowledge to:

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

You can apply to the dual degree in your sophomore or junior year in the BA in Education Studies; you can complete both degrees in five years full time, saving you time and money.

Your program of study will include:

  • 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.

Our graduates are well prepared for a breadth of positions in the field at all levels, including roles at:

  • 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

Am I Eligible to Apply for This Dual Degree?

This dual BA/MA 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.


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