Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice (EFPP)  graduate programs focus on policy analysis, curriculum theory, and the application of academic disciplines—anthropology, history, law, philosophy, and sociology—to the analysis of education.  Programs are devoted to the critical examination of the relations among education, society, culture, and government, with special emphasis on problems of race, gender, sexual diversity, social class, and multiculturalism.

The Master’s program prepares students for further study at the PhD level and to be policy analysts for state and local organizations. The PhD program prepares students for university faculty positions and for policy analysis positions in federal, state, and local organizations.