Research within the Department of Educational Policy Studies (EPS) focuses on three main areas: comparative international education and global studies, history and humanities, and social sciences and education. Bolstered by faculty expertise and research centers — including the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research, one of the largest and most productive research centers in the nation — we drive innovation in educational policy.
Areas of Research
Explore featured department research projects currently being conducted by faculty members.
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Comparative International Education and Global Studies
History and Humanities
Social Sciences and Education
Centers and Groups
Unique among education research centers in its whole-child, ecological approach to research, the Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE) focuses on children ages 0-8, their families, and communities.
The mission of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) is to provide and support critical research aimed at illuminating students’ experiences and voices with respect to college-workforce transitions.
International and Comparative Education Research Group (ICERG) is an organization dedicated to scholarly discussion of work in the field of international and comparative education.
Graduate Student Theses
Curious about what topics EPS graduate students have studied? View a list of theses titles produced by past students.