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Master's in Education Policy
Improve Education by Changing the System

When it comes to directing change in education, successful policy leaders need both knowledge and experience. During an intensive 12-month master's program at the University of Washington, we help prepare you for critical education policy roles by combining a structured curriculum with the hands-on experience of a two-quarter, 150-hour internship.

Gain Cutting-Edge Knowledge and Skills

You'll explore the latest theories and best practices in education policy and learn how to apply them.

Study With Top-Ranked UW Faculty

Our faculty and instructors are leaders in the areas of education policy design, implementation and evaluation.

Get Practical Experience and Make Connections in the Field

Interact with policy professionals working in government agencies and nonprofit organizations at the local, state and national levels.

"My MEP experience provided me with exposure to educational organizations working in the policy field, both locally and in some cases nationally. Through MEP I had lots of volunteer and networking opportunities with various education policy organizations, which were useful as I began my job search. Through class projects and discussions, I gained valuable leadership skills that I have used since graduating."

- Jillian Kilby
Research and Evaluation Officer, College Success Foundation



January 6, 2017
Priority Application Deadline

Prospective students are encouraged to apply and will be accepted on a space available basis through the spring of 2017

September 2017
Classes Begin


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The UW College of Education is ranked 8th among its peers by U.S. News & World Report, and is home to some of the country's leading scholars in education policy research.

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