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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 Honors Alumni at 2017 Award Reception

Published on 3/24/2017 6:00:00 AM

The School of Education is celebrating the 2017 Alumni Awards on Friday, March 24, at the University Club in Oakland. Awards for the school’s departments and also individual categories were presented at the reception. The winners and some information about their background is listed below. Distingui... Read More...

School of Education Will Lead New University of Pittsburgh Healthy Lifestyle Institute

Published on 3/20/2017 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News.] The University of Pittsburgh has established an umbrella organization coordinating internal efforts to improve the health and wellness of society at large. “Pitt is, in essence, marshaling its considerable and dynamic resources toward helping A... Read More...

EdD Student Ketwana Schoos Elected to Mid-Level Professional Directorate of ACPA

Published on 3/17/2017 6:00:00 AM

EdD student Ketwana Schoos was elected to serve a two-year term as a Directorate for the Mid-Level Community of Practice (MLCOP) Group at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). ACPA’s Mid-Level Community of Practice is to "encourage, develop, and deliver programs and services focused on... Read More...

School of Education Rises to 27 in U.S. News & World Report Best Schools Ranking

Published on 3/14/2017 6:00:00 AM

In newly released statistics from U.S. News & World Report , the School of Education rose three spots, to no. 27, on the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Schools of Education in the country. The school also ranked as no. 47 among Best Online Programs for the list. And the University of Pit... Read More...

University of Pittsburgh Wins Prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for its International Education Programs

Published on 3/9/2017 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh.] The University of Pittsburgh was honored today with a national award recognizing its commitment to international education and the strength of its global programs. It is one of only four institutions nationwide to receive the 2017 ... Read More...

Associate Professor Ming-Te Wang Honored with Richard E. Snow Award for Early Career Contributions in Educational Psychology

Published on 3/2/2017 6:00:00 AM

Associate Professor Ming-Te Wang has been honored with a Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions , which honors an individual's significant career contribution in the field of educational psychology. The award is given to an individual who has made a significant career contribution and comple... Read More...

Professor John Weidman Awarded the Exemplary Educator Award from the Government of Mongolia

Published on 2/27/2017 6:00:00 AM

Professor John Weidman was awarded the Exemplary Educator Award from the Government of Mongolia in recognition of his contributions to the development of higher education in Mongolia through research, technical assistance, and advising of Mongolian graduate students dating from 1992. He was nominat... Read More...

Technology & Media Services Director Katrina Loutzenhiser 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 Loutzenhiser, 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...
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