Specializations Data Analytics Specialization Education Policy Specialization Energy & Environmental Policy Specialization Finance & Policy Specialization Gender and Policy Specialization Global Conflict Studies Specialization Health Policy Specialization International Policy & Development Specialization Markets & Regulation Specialization Municipal Finance Specialization Social and Economic Inequality Specialization Survey Research Specialization Certificates Outside Harris The Education Policy Specialization is designed to provide students with the background, concepts, and tools necessary to understand and address policy problems in education. The specialization’s curriculum will afford students opportunities to expose themselves to the multiple disciplines and fields that speak to global and domestic education challenges, such as labor economics, public economics, development economics, development psychology, behavioral science, mechanism design, sociology, and education and child studies.In addition to the course requirements, students electing the specialization will be encouraged to participate in Committee on Education (COE)-sponsored events, as well as events sponsored by student organizations such as EPSA (Education Policy Students Association). Application ProcessThe specialization is open to any University of Chicago graduate student. Harris students please indicate your intent to pursue this specialization using the Harris Specialization Declaration Form.University of Chicago students from outside Harris can pursue this specialization so long as they will complete it by spring 2025. Please submit the Harris Specialization Application for Non-Harris Students to indicate you are pursuing this specialization.For specialization registration questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.Planning for the SpecializationFor information on which quarter(s) each course will be offered, see the Harris Courses page and filter by specialization. For courses offered by other divisions, your academic advisor can provide information on when the course is typically offered.Specialization RequirementsThe specialization requires completion of two of three required courses, along with one additional course from the elective or required course list. Students must achieve at least a B- grade in each course, and there is no pass/fail option. The courses do not need to be taken in a particular order. Note that not all of these courses will be offered each year. Students should complete the formal signup process to indicate their intention to pursue the specialization.Required Courses (at least two)PPHA 35240 Education, Inequality and Economic DevelopmentPPHA 35720 Higher Education PolicyPPHA 40700 Early Childhood: Human Capital Development and Public PolicyElective CoursesPPHA 35710 Introduction to Economics of EducationPPHA 41740 Gender and PolicyCHDV 44300 Children and Youth StudiesEDSO 33002 Schooling and IdentityEDSO 33006 Schooling and Social Inequality (open to EdSo students only)EDSO 33011 Beyond the Culture Wars: Social Movements and the Politics of EducationEDSO 40315 Inequality in Urban SpacesMAPS 30128 Sociology of Education SOCI 30192 The Effects of SchoolingSSAD 44800 Urban Adolescents in Their Families, Communities, and SchoolsSpecialization ContactAnjali Adukia, Specialization DirectorAnjali Adukia, Specialization DirectorEmail email@example.comAssistant ProfessorAnjali Adukia Anjali Adukia’s research is focused on understanding factors that influence educational decisions and the potential role for institutions, such as government agencies and nonprofit organizations, to improve child outcomes, particularly at the intersection of education and health.