Education Policy Concentration

Students must complete 36 semester hours, including the Capstone course in which they will complete the master’s closure exercise.


Core courses
PAD 503Analytical Tools3
Analysis: Must take PAD and choose one from the remaining two analytics courses3
Informatics for Public Policy
Advanced Analytical Tools: Forecasting, Time Series Analysis, and Predictive Analytics
Policy and Economics15
Budget And Finance
Public Policy for Managers
Economics and Public Policy
Public Policy Analysis
Program Evaluation
Closure Exercise
PAD 573Capstone in Public Policy3
Educations Policy (Offered through Educational Leadership)
Education Policy Concentration
EDL 503School Law4
Choose up to two additional courses8
School Finance
Legal Rights of Teachers, Parents, and Students in Educational Settings
Understanding the Education Legal System and Minimizing Occupational Risks
Educational Bargaining Approaches & Employability Issues
Administration and Evaluation of Special Education Issues
Total Hours36

Students will also complete 12 hours of Public Administration and Public Policy Electives or approved graduate course work from another department. These 12 hours may be used to complete a concentration or Graduate Certificate. (Note, if students elect to pursue the Graduate Geographic Information System Certificate, they will exceed the typical MPP of 36 hours and take 39 hours).