Educational Foundations - Social Philosophical Foundations of Education

This interdisciplinary graduate program is designed to facilitate professional educators’ developing critical, interpretative, and normative perspectives of the interrelations between educational institutions and society. This program includes the academic disciplines of anthropology of education, comparative/ international education, cultural studies in education, history of education, philosophy of education, and sociology of education. Students collaborate with their advisers in selecting one or more of the above disciplines to create a graduate program tailored to their needs, interests, and professional aspirations. Students may be either encouraged or required to study with faculty in other departments or institutions to develop interdisciplinary programs and perspectives.

The Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership requires no supplemental materials in addition to submission of the graduate application and official transcripts for admission to the master's degree program in Educational Foundations - Social/Philosophical Foundations of Education.


Applications to the master's degree program in Educational Foundations - Social/Philosophical Foundations of Education are accepted on a rolling basis.

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process! it is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.