Florida State’s History and Philosophy of Education graduate program provides an expansive exploration of the evolution of education. Through the program, you will gain a vast understanding of the social, historical, and philosophical contexts of educational policy and practice. The program looks at these issues both domestically and internationally, providing you with a comprehensive view of education practices.
The History and Philosophy of Education graduate program offers both a master’s and doctoral (Ph.D.) program. The interdisciplinary nature of the History and Philosophy of Education graduate program allows you to take a variety of courses in international and comparative education, educational policy, sociology, history, and philosophy. At the master’s level, you will examine educational policy and practice and work closely with faculty members. Upon completion of the master’s program, you will understand the varied perspectives influencing the field of education. The doctoral program prepares you to create unique research and pushes you to advance the field. You will choose a focus of study, such as religious, cultural, gender and social justice factors that impact education.
Graduates of our program explore careers as college/university professors, researchers, and policymakers in schools, government, or non-governmental organizations. Our doctoral graduates enjoy even greater career opportunities and often advance research in the field.
In order to meet minimum University admission requirements, an applicant must have:
Verbal – 149
Quantitative – 147
Analytical Writing – 3.5
TOEFL (paper-based) – 550
TOEFL (internet-based) – 80
IELTS – 6.5
MELAB – 77
Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400
For this program, supporting documents must be uploaded to the Admissions Application Portal:
Please note: the program codes you will select in the application for this program are as follows:
Florida Residency Form: If you are a Florida resident, you must complete the Florida Residency Affidavit even if you were previously designated a Florida Resident by the University. If you do not complete this form, you will be classified as a non-Florida resident for tuition purposes.
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Limitless opportunities to teach, conduct influential research, develop groundbreaking policy, and analyze existing or future policies at local, state, and national educational agencies await graduates of this program.
As of 2010, the median pay for policy analysts is $51,380 a year. For university or college professors, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 10.3% increase in jobs by 2026, totaling 7,700 new jobs. The median national salary is $64,780 per year.