Master's Degree

A list of requirements for the Educational Theory and Policy master's program in the College of Education at Penn State

Fall application deadline: January 1
Spring application deadline: October 15

Students in the Educational Theory and Policy master's program are expected to acquire competencies in their areas of specialization together with research and scholarly skills for investigation of significant problems of education and society. Specific degree requirements are:

  • A minimum grade-point average of 3.00 for work done at the University is required for graduation.
  • A minimum of 36 graduate credits is required, with at least 27 credits in the 500 series of classes.
  • A master's thesis.

Students with a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 will be considered for admission to a master's program. Exceptions to the minimum grade-point average may be made for students with special backgrounds, abilities, and interests.

Additional information for students interested in obtaining a Master of Arts degree can be found in the following links: