Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

International Educational Policy and Evaluation, M.Ed.


Philip H. Corboy Law Center

Lewis Towers Suite 630

Chicago, IL 60626

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

International Educational Policy and Evaluation, M.Ed.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This degree program responds to growing international interest in professional, rigorous, and ethical evaluation and policy analysis in education. It capitalizes on the global rise of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) as a critical component of education planning, programming, and policy making. National and regional organizations involved in evaluation have been pushing to strengthen MEL in countries across the globe.  In this program, you will gain critical perspectives on international educational policy issues, learn how to interpret research, evaluate current policy issues, and develop skills to assist with research and evaluation of educational policy. This program will prepare students from across the globe to conduct evaluation and policy analyses in their locales and global regions, and U.S.-based professionals to work internationally.

The global cohort format of this degree program will ensure professional preparation is available to students who are based anywhere around the world. We aim to recruit a cohort of students deeply committed to social justice whose diverse backgrounds and previous work experiences—as well as future career objectives—will enrich the learning environment. Although a focus of this program is on educational policy, professionals working in public health, health services, agricultural services, social work, and other areas of international development will find coursework applicable to their contexts.
Program Outcomes

The program will prepare you to be a skilled, effective education policy analyst and evaluator. You may work in:

  • International organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • NonGovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • For-profit research and evaluation firms
  • Philanthropic foundations
  • Education administration
  • Independent consulting
  • Government organizations at multiple levels

The program prepares you to work with a wide range of stakeholders including:

  • Policy makers
  • Government and organizational leaders
  • Community members
  • Education administrators
  • Teachers
  • Students


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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