Educational Studies

The MA in Educational Studies is a flexible and interdisciplinary degree for students who wish to design their own program of study in Education.

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Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-3395

The MA in Educational Studies gives students the flexibility to design a program of study specifically around their interests and goals. We match students with faculty advisors who will work with you to create your plan of study, selecting relevant courses from the Department of Education and across the university. You'll also have the opportunity to plan internships, independent studies, or projects.

There are many possible topics for your program of study, but some examples include: 

  • Critical Educational Studies: Study race, class, gender, and other categories of identity, culture, and institutional and structural power as they relate to education.
  • Social-Emotional Learning: Prepare to promote and advocate for students' emotional health and development.
  • Environmental Studies Education: Study learning in the field of environmental science and policy.

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Shameka Powell
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Co-director of Educational Studies
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Application Deadline

Fall: January 2
Fall Round 2 Deadline: May 1
Spring: October 15

Application Requirements:

> Application fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal statement elaborating on your interest in pursuing an M.A. in Education. What program of study do you have in mind and why? 
> GRE scores are not required
> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test, if applicable
> Transcripts
> Three letters of recommendation

For more information, visit the Department of Education.

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact either of the co-directors, Shameka Powell or Erin Seaton

Department of Education
12 Upper Campus Road, Paige Hall
Medford, Massachusetts 02155

Telephone: (617) 627-3244