Admission & Program Due to the rigorous nature of the program, applicants should have combined GRE scores of 1100, writing scores of 5.0, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 undergraduate or 3.5 in a ǯǤ ǯ total profile, with special attention given to those with professional experience relevant to education policy. Those students who have completed calculus and statistics courses prior to arriving on campus will more readily satisfy the prerequisites ǯ methods sequence. Course of Study Includes: Economics of Education Politics of Education Finance and Education Policy Econometrics I Econometrics II Program Evaluation Seminars School Choice Policy Education Accountability Education Leadership Teacher Quality
Department Head and Endowed Chair in Education Reform PhD, Harvard University Robert Costrell Endowed Chair in Accountability PhD, Harvard University
Reed Greenwood Professor PhD, University of Arkansas
Robert Maranto Endowed Chair in Leadership PhD, University of Minnesota
Gary Ritter Endowed Chair in Education Policy PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Sandra Stotsky Endowed Chair in Teacher Quality EdD, Harvard University
Department of Education Reform PhD In Education Policy
Patrick Wolf Endowed Chair in School Choice PhD, Harvard University
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Department of Education Reform
The Ph.D. in Education Policy prepares scholars for careers in academia, think tanks, and public service in the field of K-‐12 education policy. The program of study is based on empirical and theoretical research in the social sciences and other academic disciplines. This program is distinguished by its exceptional rigor and reform themes. Department faculty members have secured significant research grants, providing unique research opportunities for graduate students.
ǲ ǥǥbe rated ǯ͜͝ǳ -‐James Guthrie, Vanderbilt The Department of Education Reform produces and disseminates high quality research that informs policy makers, scholars, parents, teachers, administrators, and the general public about policies that improve the performance of schools nationwide. ǲ ǯ of the leading thinkers and writers on education policy and have been invited to participate in research that will inform policy makers about how to improve the education system for Ǥǳ -‐Michael McShane, Distinguished Doctoral Fellow
Department of Education Reform attracts a distinguished group of PhD students by offering competitive merit-‐based fellowship awards which include: A stipend of up to $32,000/year Full tuition Subsidized health insurance Faculty members are actively involved in their fields and maintain connections with leading thinkers, policy makers, and scholars in the field of education policy. Doctoral students benefit from these connections, leading to impressive job placement of Ed Reform graduates. The collaborative and interactive environment deliberately created inside the department amplifies these benefits.
ǲ ǥ other current producers-‐-‐Stanford, Harvard, MichiganȄwill immediately see that they have Ǥǳ -‐Eric Hanushek Hoover Institute, Stanford