Engage, Innovate, Lead

Education policy experts work at the forefront of change, tackling the most complex challenges facing education today. The intensive Master of Education in Education Policy (MEP) program at the University of Washington gives you the academic foundation and hands-on policy experience to become a successful leader in the field.

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Earn a Master’s in One Year

Take advantage of afternoon and evening classes and an intensive curriculum to complete your master’s degree at the UW in 12 months.

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Gain Real-World Experience

Apply what you learn in the classroom out in the field through a two-quarter, 150-hour internship, working closely with an education policy mentor.

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Make a Difference

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to make an impact on our public education systems and improve the outcomes for all students.

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Learn From the Experts

Study with leading policy scholars from the top-ranked UW College of Education and develop valuable professional connections.

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Jillian Kilby


“I received extremely valuable hands-on experience through my MEP internship. I also formed strong bonds with my classmates and with the program’s large alumni network, connections that will help me throughout my career.”

Jillian Kilby

Associate Director of State Relations, University of Washington

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