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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: 412-648-7428
Fax: 412-648-1784
Twitter: @ADMPSnews

Latest News

Center for Urban Education Presents Speaker Series with Jeff Duncan-Andrade on October 20

Published on 8/24/2016 10:12:00 AM

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EdD student Kathleen Graczyk Named by Shaler Area School District New Director of Student Services

Published on 7/25/2016 6:00:00 AM

EdD student Kathleen Graczyk has been named by Shaler Area School District as its new director of student services . Shaler Area School Board approved Graczyk as Shaler Area’s next director of student services during the voting meeting on Wednesday, July 13. Graczyk replaces William Watson who reti... Read More...

Adjunct Instructor Jorge Delgado Elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Education and Education Policy Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Published on 7/11/2016 6:00:00 AM

Jorge Enrique Delgado, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies as well as a PhD graduate, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Education and Education Policy Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). He is also co-chairperson of the Higher... Read More...

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page is Co-Principal Investigator of New $2.18 Million IES Grant

Published on 7/5/2016 6:00:00 AM

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page is a co-principal investigator (PI) of a new Institute of Education Science (IES) grant for $2.18 million, titled "Financial Aid Nudges: A National Experiment to Increase Retention of Financial Aid and College Persistence." The principal investigator for the project... Read More...

Four Alumni Named as 2016 Chancellor’s Staff Award Winners

Published on 6/22/2016 10:12:00 AM

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced 10 recipients of the 2016 Chancellor’s Staff Awards, four of whom are School of Education alumni. The alumni, Macrina Lelei, Troy Ross, Elizabeth Stoll, and Joelleen P. Yerace, all graduated from the Administrative and Policy Studies D... Read More...

Faculty and Student Published Articles: March-June 2016

Published on 6/15/2016 6:00:00 AM

The following are articles written by faculty members or students that were published online between March-June 2016. "Utility and Validity of Authentic Assessments and Conventional Tests for International Early Childhood Intervention Purposes: Evidence from U.S. National Social Validity Research" ... Read More...

Alumnus Wayne Gdovic Named as New South Park School District Superintendent

Published on 6/10/2016 6:00:00 AM

Alumnus Wayne Gdovic was named by South Park School District as its new superintendent , effective July 1. Gdovic previously worked at South Allegheny School District, where he was school chief since 2010 as superintendent, after having served in an acting capacity for a year. Gdovic also has held ... Read More...

EdD Alumnus Sito Narcisse Appointed as Chief of Schools at Metro Nashville Public Schools

Published on 5/26/2016 6:00:00 AM

Doctoral alumnus Sito Narcisse has been appointed to Metro Nashville Public Schools' central office as chief of schools . His role as chief of schools will be to oversee the mentoring, support, and evaluation of school-based administrators. He is currently associate superintendent at Prince George'... Read More...

Research Associate Professor Jill Perry Edits New Book "The EdD and the Scholarly Practitioner"

Published on 5/23/2016 6:00:00 AM

Research Associate Professor Jill Perry edited a new book, titled The EdD and the Scholarly Practitioner . The purpose of the book is to highlight the efforts of the members of Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate ( CPED ) to prepare "scholarly practitioners" in the field of education lead... Read More...

School of Education Launches New Urban Education Certificate Program

Published on 5/18/2016 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] In America’s classrooms, a cultural divide exists between teachers, who are most often white, and a student population that continues to expand in ethnic diversity. This is especially true in Pittsburgh, where nearly 85 percent of public schoo... Read More...
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