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Education Philosophy

315 Master's Degrees Annually
141 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#176 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees Education Philosophy Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many education philosophy graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 315
Doctor’s Degree 141
Graduate Certificate 23

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Education Philosophy?

315 Master's Degrees Annually
73% Percent Women
37% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 73% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of education philosophy majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Philosophy Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 29
Hispanic or Latino 56
White 146
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 45

Geographic Diversity

Education Philosophy appeals to people across the globe. About 8.3% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Taiwan
  • India

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that education philosophy students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree made a median starting salary of $53,500 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $53,150 (25th percentile) and $53,925 (75th percentile).


Note that some of these people may have jobs that are not directly related to a education philosophy degree.

Online Education Philosophy Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 schools offered some type of education philosophy program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 1 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 1 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 4 0
Post-Baccalaureate 1 0
Master’s Degree 45 6
Post-Master’s 7 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 28 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

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Major Number of Grads
Educational Administration 43,584
Teacher Education Grade Specific 29,615
General Education 23,737
Special Education 20,510
Teacher Education Subject Specific 20,147
Curriculum & Instruction 18,738
Student Counseling 13,672
Instructional Media Design 6,790
Teaching English or French 4,389
Other Education 3,071
Multilingual Education 1,452
Educational Assessment 968
International Education 354
Teaching Assistants 6


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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