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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes  

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The objectives of the Education Policy Graduate Certificate Program will be to provide students with (a) knowledge they can apply to the study of education policy within their major discipline or to their work in policy settings; (b) skills in analyzing education policy issues, i.e., understanding differing values, political and economic arguments, costs/benefits, and policy processes and (c) conceptual tools to use in understanding and resolving policy implementation problems.

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Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
FallMarch 1
SpringOctober 1

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Graduate Certificate Program

  • Statement of purpose