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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Apr 14, 2024
 
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Administrative and Policy Studies


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Programs within the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies prepare graduates for educational leadership careers in K-12 schools, school districts, and higher education institutions, for research and teaching careers in colleges and universities, and for research and policy study careers in local, state, national, and international agencies.

Students specialize within three areas of concentration: (1) educational leadership (EdD degree) (2) higher education management, and (3) social and comparative analysis in education. The department offers programs leading to the MEd, MA, EdD, and PhD in administrative and policy studies, as well as certification programs. It also provides service courses for students from other departments and schools at the master’s and doctoral levels in education and society, history and sociology of education, education and culture, educational anthropology, supervision, administration, education law, qualitative and quantitative inquiry, interpretive research, and evaluation.

Detailed program information appears below.

General Contact Information

Department Administrator, Mary Mollo
Department of Administrative and Policy Studies
5902 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-624-7881
E-mail: mmollo@pitt.edu

Admission Information

Admission Inquiries

http://www.education.pitt.edu/FutureStudents/AdmissionsProcedures.aspx

Application Form

Admission deadlines vary by degree and certification program.  Please consult individual degree program websites for specific deadlines. 

For all programs, application materials should be directed to the University of Pittsburgh, Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services, 5500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, or telephone 412-648-2230.

Financial Aid Information

http://www.education.pitt.edu/FutureStudents/TuitionFinancialAid.aspx

The Department of Administrative and Policy Studies offers financial aid in the form of teaching assistantships and fellowships, research assistantships, graduate student assistantships, tuition remission, and scholarships. Information about financial assistance for graduate students can be found on the School of Education website.

Program Information

Higher Education Management Program

(Area of Concentration)

The Higher Education Management Program serves graduate students who wish to pursue advanced study in student affairs, academic affairs, and institutional management and policy, and who demonstrate a superior level of expertise and capacity for leadership in the field of higher education.

Contact Information

For Student Affairs:
Dr. Gina Garcia (ggarcia@pitt.edu)
Dr. Linda DeAngelo (deangelo@pitt.edu)

For Higher Education Management:
Dr. James Jacob (wjacob@pitt.edu)
Dr. Stu Sutin (ssutin@pitt.edu)
Dr. John Weidman (weidman@pitt.edu)

www.education.pitt.edu/admps

Degree and Certification Requirements:

The following degrees in administrative and policy studies are offered with a concentration in higher education management:

  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Education Leadership Program

(Area of Concentration)

The mission of the program is to deliver a preeminent preparation program for aspiring school leaders that provides a relevant and balanced course of studies, which includes rigorous field experience. The goal of the Education Leadership Program is to ensure that all graduates acquire competence through the integration of the knowledge and skills necessary for formulating and implementing a clear vision of educational processes and outcomes associated with responsible data orientation, pertinent to organizational and professional development of staff, and related to effective and responsive management.

Contact Information

For K-12 Principal or Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certificate Programs:
Dr. Charlene A. Trovato (trovato@pitt.edu)

For Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility:
Dr. Diane Kirk(dlk31@pitt.edu)

Degree and Certification Requirements:

The following degrees in administrative and policy studies are offered with a concentration in school leadership:

  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Certification programs: K-12 Principal, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction and the Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility. The certification programs meet Pennsylvania Standards for Commonwealth Certification.
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Social and Comparative Analysis in Education Program

(Area of Concentration)

Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) is the scholarly study of fundamental problems and questions in education in the United States and around the world from a critical, global perspective. SCAE looks at education holistically, including formal and non-formal settings across the lifespan. SCAE analyzes the relationship between education and social justice in the complementary fields of social foundations, comparative, international, and development education.

Contact Information

Dr. Noreen Garman (ngarman@pitt.edu)
Dr. Maureen Porter (mporter@pitt.edu)
Dr. Maureen McClure (mmcclure@pitt.edu)
Dr. Najeeb Shafiq (mnshafiq@pitt.edu)

Degree and Certification Requirements:

The following degrees in administrative and policy studies are offered with a concentration in social and comparative analysis in education:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Programs

    DoctoralMaster’sCertificate

    Courses

      Admin and Policy Studies

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