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Administrative & Policy Studies

The University of Pittsburgh provides doctoral and Master's programs in education for students interested in educational policy and administration.

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From Managing Educational Organizations to Achieving Educational Objectives

The Department of Administrative and Policy Studies (ADMPS) offers three programs of study in the related areas of higher education management, school leadership, and social and comparative analysis of education.

  • Higher Education Management focuses on preparing students to become leaders in post-secondary education, with options for a Master of Education (MEd), Doctor of Education (EdD), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Education Leadership includes the option for an MEd, EdD, and PhD as well as several certificate options, including a K-12 Principal Certificate, a Superintendents Letter of Eligibility, and a Supervisor of Curriculum and Instructional Certificate. These School Leadership programs are designed to develop strong leaders, focusing on providing students with the skills necessary to give them the competitive edge.
  • Social and Comparative Analysis in Education offers an MEd, Master of Arts (MA), EdD, and PhD degree. These programs prepare students to use various research tools, theory, and practice to address problems in education. For the MEd and MA programs, students may specialize in either the Social Context of Education or Comparative and International Education Policy.

ADMPS faculty are renowned experts in the integration of theory and practice on reforming educational organizations and developing effective educational policy. Drawing from an interdisciplinary knowledge base, we cultivate global and cross-cultural perspectives and embrace innovative research methods in the service of educational improvement.

Beyond teacher education, students have the opportunity to expand their horizons and gain a truly global perspective, including interacting with other students from more than 20 countries and working with faculty on projects in countries as broad as Indonesia, Mongolia, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Korea, and Chile. This global viewpoint has become increasingly valuable in the 21st century workplace, which increases the marketability of our students by expanding their worldviews. And with the advances in distance education and courses scheduled in the evening, Pitt’s ADMPS degrees can provide the flexibility that working students need to obtain their degrees without sacrificing their employment.

Graduates from our ADMPS programs have gone on to achieve success in a variety of roles, including leadership, administrative and staff positions in schools, school districts, higher education institutions, and national ministries of education. Education graduates also go on to research and policy positions in local, state, national, and international agencies, as well as careers in research and teaching at the collegiate level.


Department Contact

University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Department of Administrative and Policy Studies
5902 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 S. Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-7036
Fax: 412-648-1784
Twitter: @ADMPSnews

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School of Education Holding Annual Alumni Awards Reception on March 24

Published on 2/22/2017 6:00:00 AM

The School of Education cordially invites you and a guest to our annual Alumni Awards Reception, where we will formally present the 2017 Alumni and Student Leadership Awards and recognize some of our outstanding students. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Business attire is suggested.... Read More...

Technology & Media Services Director Katrina Loutzenhizer Honored with Blackboard Exemplary Course Award

Published on 2/22/2017 6:00:00 AM

[ Press release published on behalf of Blackboard. ] The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Katrina Loutzenhizer, an instructional designer for the School of Education, has been named a winner in Blackboard’s 2016-17 Exemplary Course Program (ECP). The biannual awards program reco... Read More...

"Community Engagement in Higher Education," Edited by Faculty Members, Receives Honorable Mention for the Best Higher Education Book Award

Published on 2/16/2017 6:00:00 AM

The book, Community Engagement in Higher Education: Policy Reforms and Practice , edited by faculty members James Jacob, Stewart Sutin, John Weidman, and the late John Yeager, received Honorable Mention for the Best Book Award of 2017 from the Higher Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Co... Read More...

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page Named to the Board of Directors for the Society of Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)

Published on 2/13/2017 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page was named to the Board of Directors for the Society of Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE). Page is also a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work focuses on quantitative methods and their... Read More...

2017 Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Reception Information

Published on 2/1/2017 6:00:00 AM

Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Reception – 2017 IMPORTANT INFORMATION The School of Education will be holding its 2017 Graduation Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Seating for the School of Education ceremony is limited to eight guests per graduate. All graduates wh... Read More...

Associate Professor Sean Kelly Interviewed for WalletHub’s Study Examining "2017’s Most & Least Educated States"

Published on 1/31/2017 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Sean Kelly was interviewed in WalletHub’s recent study examining "2017’s Most & Least Educated States." In the article, Kelly discussed the impact of K-12 school quality on rates of high school completion and later college attendance and completion; to what extent should states ... Read More...

Save the Date: Pitt Day of Giving on February 28, 2017

Published on 1/26/2017 6:00:00 AM

We are proud to announce the University of Pittsburgh’s first-ever Day of Giving! Click here to save the date. On February 28, 2017, we will all come together to celebrate the University’s founding, which represents 230 years of education and innovation. We will give generously—out of gratitude for... Read More...

Center for Urban Education Presents CUEtalks Speaker Series with Ken Zeichner on February 23

Published on 1/23/2017 6:00:00 AM

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Professor Rich Milner and Assistant Professor Lindsay Page Ranked on 2017 Most Influential Scholars in Education List

Published on 1/19/2017 6:00:00 AM

Rich Milner Lindsay Page Rich Milner, a professor and director of the Center for Urban Education, and Lindsay Page, an assistant professor, were ranked on 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings through Education Week . Milner was number 69; this is his fifth year in a row. And this mark’s ... Read More...

PhD Student Oscar Medina Chosen as Graduate Fellow by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

Published on 1/12/2017 11:00:00 AM

Student Oscar Medina has been chosen as a 2017 Graduate Fellow for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). The AAHHE conference will be held March 9-11, 2017, at the Hotel Irvine in Irvine, California. Participation in the fellowship program will begin on Wednesday, March... Read More...
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