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AB in Political Science / MEd in Educational Administration and Policy

Hone your interest and expand your analytical and theoretical skills in preparation for law- and policy-oriented careers in a broad range of education organizations, including local, state, and federal government, nongovernmental organizations, and private corporations. The MEd curriculum builds on foundations of theory, method, and practice and addresses a range of contemporary education policy issues from an interdisciplinary lens. Students will gain practical understandings that prepare them for careers in education administration and policy.

Graduates of our programs work as policy analysts, leaders in educational organizations (both governmental and nongovernmental), evaluators, advocates, and educators in roles where they are advancing critical and thoughtful policymaking in the field. Students will also gain strong theoretical and methodological skills that prepare them for research-oriented careers and the flexibility to enter a PhD or other advanced degree programs.


  • Connect contemporary political science discourse with policy outcomes
  • Develop strong communication and leadership skills
  • Attain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to lead boldly with impact in diverse roles, including preK-12 schools, districts, nonprofit sector, and government

How to Apply

All undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a Double Dawgs program. Please contact the program’s pathway advisor for more information.

Undergraduate Pathway Application

Prospective candidates may apply for this Double Dawgs pathway in the fall, spring, or summer of their third year at UGA. To be approved, a preliminary plan of study must be approved by the undergraduate advisor and program’s pathway advisor.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.5 at the time of application
  • Completion of at least 60 hours of resident credit at UGA
  • Completion of at least 9 of the required 30 political science credit hours or be in progress

Graduate Program Application

Students will apply to the Graduate School in the fall, spring, or summer of their junior year. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements for entry into the MEd in Educational Administration and Policy. Please follow the Graduate School’s application portal to complete the official MEd in Educational Administration and Policy application.

In your application, you will attach the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Statement of purpose (conveying how this program is a good fit with your career and educational goals)
  • Specify the law and policy track (MED_EDAP)
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE test scores (GRE requirements may be waived in a given academic year and will be indicated as such on the website)

Deadline to Apply

  • Fall, spring, or summer of junior year

Additional Resources

Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

Faculty and Advisors

The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.

Meet the Faculty

A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study. You will typically begin with an undergraduate advisor and, as you are accepted to the Double Dawgs pathway, you will be paired with a graduate advisor.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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