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Education Policy

Education Policy is a specialization within the PhD. program in the College of Education and Human Development. Study of education policy helps individuals understand how decisions are made at various levels of government, how decision makers use educational research and evidence, and how to influence the decision-making process. The program encourages students to hone skills that are needed for sound policy research and analysis.

The doctoral program is individualized and interdisciplinary. With the guidance of advisors, students plan their program of study to meet self-defined goals. Courses in education policy can be applied to a 24 credit hour Ph.D. specialization or to a 12 credit hour Ph.D. emphasis area.

News and Announcements

Tuition Discounts Available on Spring 2016 Courses

Save money on your education! CEHD offers tuition discounts to Virginia educators and out-of-state graduate students. Read more...

Discussion on Education Equity Policies to Feature James Anderson on Oct 22

All are invited to a discussion on changing education equity policies featuring the noted scholar James D. Anderson from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more...

2015 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities


The 2015 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities will be held November 12-13 in Fairfax, VA. It is sponsored by George Mason Read more...

Doctoral Student Receives Aspiring Superintendent Scholarship

Langley High School principal Matthew Ragone recently received the AASA Aspiring Superintendent Scholarship, marking the second year in a row that a George Mason University PhD student has won the award. Read more...

Standing Room Only for Brown@60 Event!


The audience spilled out into Mason Hall at the "Unspoken Histories" event last night, with a standing ovation and special guests among the highlights. Read more...

Brown@60 Anniversary Event Comes to Mason on April 28


Join us at Mason Hall on Monday, April 28 at 6:00 pm for a film screening and symposium on the 60th Anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Read more...

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