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JD/MSEd Education Policy: Graduate School of Education

Students in the joint graduate program with the Graduate School of Education can earn a JD/MSEd in Education Policy. The aim of this program is to cross-train leaders who will assume high level positions in educational law and policy-making in both the public and private sectors.

Students can earn both degrees in three years. To earn the MSEd, students must complete ten (10) course units along with successful completion of the capstone Education Policy Research Practicum.  Joint degree students may apply up to four (4) courses from the Law Program towards the MSEd and up to four (4) MSEd courses towards the JD.

Students apply separately to each department. Applications to the MSEd program are welcomed: 1) contemporaneously with the Law School application; 2) after acceptance to the Law School but prior to matriculation; or 3) after matriculation at the Law School during the 1L year.

Penn Law will accept either the GRE, GMAT or LSAT. If applying to GSE after acceptance to Penn Law, GSE will accept whatever standardized test was provided to Penn Law. If applying to GSE prior to admittance into Penn Law, students must take the GRE for GSE.

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For more information regarding this joint degree program and/or the application process, please contact: