The Educational Policy program at Ohio State introduces you to the interdisciplinary study of educational policy and politics. We examine schooling from early grades to post-graduate education as well as address international and U.S. education issues. Our curricula draw on political science, anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy and other disciplines to help you understand and shape policies that impact the future of education.
The doctoral program in Educational Policy gives you opportunities to work with faculty in ongoing research while you develop your own program of inquiry. We introduce you to a broad range of theoretical perspectives, and encourage you to develop expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods of research.
You learn to study how groups and networks develop policies and move them around, who profits and who suffers because of them, and how teachers, community members, and children participate in policy processes. Students have studied education policy in the US and overseas (e.g., Korea, Pakistan), tracked how policies move over local, national, and international levels, and traced their evolution over time.
Helps foster professional connections, socialization among graduate students with similar academic interests, professional development opportunities, and more.
This group works to close the achievement gap in K-12 schools and ensure an excellent education for all by mobilizing the next generation of education leaders.
The association encourages rigorous education finance and policy-related inquiry and scholarship to improve understanding and practice and distributes theoretical and practically useful knowledge.
Sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students, the university forum highlights exemplary and innovative research conducted by Ohio State graduate students.