Degrees Awarded

The Department of Education offers several degrees in rigorous, interdisciplinary programs that provide flexibility for a diverse student body united by its passion for education. Students may enroll in an undergraduate minor program, M.A. or Ph.D. programs in five academic areas of emphasis, M.Ed. programs in three professional areas, and an Ed.D. professional program. Every year, our programs are ranked among the best in the nation. Whichever path students choose, they will graduate prepared to excel at the intersection of theory, practice, and policy.  

Academic Degrees in Education: M.A. & Ph.D.

Higher Education & Organizational Change (M.A. & Ph.D.)

Human Development & Psychology (M.A. & Ph.D.) (HDP houses our Joint Doc students in Special Education beginning Year 2. Those interested in this program should first apply to CSULA).

Social Research Methodology (M.A. & Ph.D.)

Social Sciences & Comparative Education (M.A. & Ph.D.)

Urban Schooling (Ph.D. only)  


Professional Degrees in Education: M.Ed. & Ed.D.

Student Affairs (M.Ed.)

Principal Leadership Institute (M.Ed. and Preliminary Administrative Credential)

Teacher Education Program (M.Ed. and Preliminary Teaching Credential)

Educational Leadership Program (Ed.D.)  


Professional Leadership Development

UCLA Women’s School Leadership Academy



Certificate in Advanced Quantitative Methodology in Educational Research  (open only to current UCLA doctoral students)


Education Studies Minor

Education Studies Minor


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