University of Pittsburgh

School of Education

Social and Comparative Analysis in Education


4200 Fifth Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States


1-412- 624-9300

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD, MA, MEd

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Program in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education focuses on the analysis of the complex relationships between education and society in the United States and other countries around the world. Such analysis of educational policies, organization, content, and practices is grounded in selected disciplines of the social sciences and humanities (e.g., anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, political science, sociology). Interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives are drawn on in studying educational and related social phenomena. Such perspectives promote analyses of the meaning and the influence of different value orientations. Existing social and educational systems are analyzed for their efficiency and effectiveness at the same time as attention is focused on inequities and injustice pertaining to ethnicity, gender, race, social class and geo-political region in institutional policies and practices.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: To determine eligiblity for federal student aid, students should begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal School Code: 00337900

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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