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Cultural Foundations of Education, M.S.

Program Requirements

The Cultural Foundations of Education master’s program is 30 credits, and can be completed with either full-time or part-time study. Students will design their program of study in collaboration with their CFE advisor and other faculty and mentors. Courses will include introductions and deep dives into a variety of research methods, CFE courses on a wide range of educational issues, and courses from other schools and colleges at Syracuse University. Many students design their programs to also receive a C.A.S. in Disability Studies.

You can choose to concentrate in a variety of areas that our faculty are deeply involved in, including:

  • Anthropology of education
  • History of education
  • Philosophy of education
  • Sociology of education
  • Race and racism
  • Gender and education
  • Global/International Education
  • Popular culture

Students in the joint J.D./M.S. program are accepted into the College of Law, and apply to the joint program during their first spring semester. You then take courses from the School of Education and across Syracuse University during their second and third years (including summers).

All students will also complete a master’s exam or 6 credits of thesis work as their culminating degree experience. More information on academic requirements available in the Syracuse University Course Catalog.