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About the Program
Students working toward the Master of Arts (MA) in Educational
Studies explore education as a site of critical scholarly analysis
through the disciplinary strands of the field, including: history,
sociology, anthropology, and philosophy. The program offers students
the opportunity to examine a range of education topics in relation
to the study of race, gender, sexuality, class, and other categories
of identity, culture, and institutional and structural power.
Students are trained to engage these topics through critical
theoretical frames such as feminist theories, queer theories,
Critical Race Theory, post-colonial theories, and socio-cultural
Students in this program are required to take ten courses (if they undertake the paper) or eleven courses (if they undertake the thesis) and work collaboratively with their advisor to design scholarly questions that guide coursework and culminate in a scholarly paper or thesis. Educational Studies students participate in our group advising program, present their work in public forums, and have the opportunity to participate in numerous mentoring, teaching, programming, and research projects.
After the Program
Graduates of the Educational Studies program participate in a range of further schooling and work experiences. Our graduates go on to doctoral and law programs, work for education not-for-profit organizations, work in higher education administration, among much more.
Ed Studies students collaborate with their peers, faculty, advisors, and mentors, to:
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