The Department of Educational Studies, within the College of Education and Human Ecology, has many different options to offer students who are interested in impacting education through leadership, research, community engagement, policy, schools, technology, and much more. Not sure where to begin? Think about how a degree in Educational Studies could benefit you professionally and align with your long-term goals. The department is broken into 12 programs offering 5 different degrees (MA, MLT, EdS, EdD, and PhD) for students to choose from.

Be sure to check out our Academic Programs page for a full list of programs.


More than half of the programs are nationally ranked by the U.S. News and World Report.

2017 U.S. News and World Report Best Grad Schools, Educational Specialties

No.1- Technical and Vocational Education

No.8- Counseling and Personnel Services

No.9- Curriculum and Instruction

No.11- Educational Administration and Supervision

No.11- Special Education

No.12- Educational Psychology

No.14- Higher Education Administration