Northwestern University has initiated an innovative interdisciplinary doctoral training program to develop a cadre of scholars trained to conduct relevant and reliable research on pressing policy and practice issues in education. This Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences (MPES) is intended for students who want to pursue a research agenda that focuses on practical questions in U.S. education from a rigorous interdisciplinary perspective.
The program seamlessly integrates training in statistics, evaluation, cognition and learning, and education policy. Program hallmarks are interdisciplinary teaching and mentoring of fellows by core and affiliated Northwestern faculty engaged in education-focused research. Successful graduates of the program receive a Certificate in Education Sciences in addition to a doctorate in their discipline.
- Student fellows enter the program at the beginning of their second year.
- The program provides a stipend, as well as travel and research funds for three years.
- Currently, there are 19 active fellows belonging to three different cohorts.
- Our next year of admissions will bring the 7th cohort of fellows to participate in the program.