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Educational Policy and Reform (MS)

Educational Policy and Reform Degree Overview

Program Classes Begin July 2024

This degree pathway blends policy, reform, and advocacy for educational stakeholders outside of classroom teaching. Students will apply research, showcase policy-analysis skills, and examine political, social, bureaucratic, and economic impacts on schools and educational systems. Students will learn ways in which policy is linked to the practice of schooling within the PK-12 and higher education system and employ advocacy skills to inform reform and promote educational equity. The culminating practicum in this program is fully customizable and is set up as an apprenticeship to ensure the applicability of skills developed over the course of the program of study.

Potential Career Pathways

  • Data Analyst
  • Higher Education
  • Non-profit Organization
  • Government Official
  • Public Relations in Education
  • Educational Stakeholder

“Successfully completing both the MBA and MSED programs at Thomas College enabled me to master essential business and educational competencies. In my role as a Financial Wellness Manager, I leverage this dual expertise to enhance member financial well-being through education and guidance.”



Jake Bazinet, MBA ’22, MSED ’22

At a Glance

Key Courses

  • Asynchronous or synchronous courses
  • Finish in 1 year or 2 or at a pace that’s right for you
  • Career-focused curriculum
  • Leadership development
  • Project-based practicum
  • Educational Policy & Reform
  • Educational Policy Practicum I & II
  • Grant Writing
  • Education & Business-based Electives