Harvard University is ranked 2nd nationally for the specialty by US News (2010). The Education Policy and Management Program (EPM) is designed to prepare graduates to assume challenging positions in a variety of governmental, intermediary, nonprofit, school, and other educational organizations related to U.S. K-12 education. The EPM Program is a one-year full-time master's program. Graduates of the Program work in federal, state, and local government; national foundations; professional associations; etc.

The Department of Educational Policy Studies at UW-Madison is typically placed among the top three in its category. It offers an interdisciplinary program leading to both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, as well as an Undergraduate Certificate in Educational Policy Studies.

Teachers College (TC) is placed in the top 4 nationally for the specialty. TC offers three routes to policy study: (i) intensive policy-related degree programs in six disciplines; (ii) a College-wide policy concentration; (iii) individual policy courses open to students in any program. It offers a range of degrees in six policy-related program areas: Early Childhood Education; Economics and Education; Leadership, Politics, and Policy; International Educational Development; Politics and Education; and Sociology and Education.

Pennsylvania State University is ranked in the top 10 for the specialty. Penn State College of Education is fully accredited by agencies including NCATE, APA, NASP, CORE, and CACREP.

Ranking of Top Education Policy Programs (Graduate):
1 Stanford University
2 Harvard University
3 University of Wisconsin Madison
4 Teachers College, Columbia University
5 Vanderbilt University
6 University of Michigan Ann Arbor
7 University of California Berkeley
=University of California Los Angeles
=University of Pennsylvania
10 Penn State University Park University Park Campus

Source: US News & World Report (2010)

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