Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice (EFPP) graduate programs focus on policy analysis, curriculum theory and the application of academic disciplines—anthropology, history, law, philosophy and sociology—to the analysis of education. Programs are devoted to the critical examination of the relations among education, society, culture and government, with special emphasis on problems of race, gender, sexual diversity, social class and multiculturalism.

The master's program prepares students for further study at the PhD level and to be policy analysts for state and local organizations. The PhD program prepares students for university faculty positions and for policy analysis positions in federal, state and local organizations.

Additionally, the Department of Ethnic Studies and the School of Education have partnered to support a Bachelor's-Accelerated Master's (BAM) program that offers Ethnic Studies undergraduates the opportunity to receive a bachelor's degree in Ethnic Studies and a master's degree in EFPP in five years. Completing the BAM degree program requires early and careful planning. Interested students can contact education advisors at edadvise@colorado.edu or 303-492-6555, and Ethnic Studies advisors at ethnicst@colorado.edu or 303-492-8852 at any time.