The Urban Education Policy program offered by Brown University integrates research, theory and practice to provide students with foundational concepts and core skills in such areas as data analysis and data-based decision making, economic theory and its application in the realm of urban education policy analysis, urban politics and education, human development in an urban education context, and urban demographics.
Graduates with M.A. in Urban Education Policy from Brown University will develop key skills and competences in three main areas:
- Understanding Urban Education Policy, Politics, and Community Contexts: Students will learn how the urban school system works, how policies are designed and implemented, how decisions are made, the extent to which the community is engaged in decision making, and emerging ideas and models for organizing schools and systems to improve schooling opportunities for diverse student populations.
- Building Quantitative Analytical Skills and Reasoning: Students will develop the skills to collect, analyze, and use quantitative data to make decisions and inform policy.
- Gaining Practical Skills for Reflective and Reflexive Policy Work: Students will conduct in-depth, high quality internship projects with organizations in Providence and other urban communities. Internship projects, embedded in two courses that provide practical skill-building and reflection, serve the needs of policy organizations and offer an opportunity for students to integrate academic learning and field experiences.
- Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
- Urban Education Policy: System and Governance
- Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation for Education
- Education Inequality and Community Assets
- Race and Democracy in Urban Education Policy
- Strategic Management of School Organizations
- Economic Analysis in Urban Education Policy
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEducation Urban Planning View 278 other Masters in Urban Planning in United States
- A personal statement not to exceed three to five double-spaced typewritten pages in length that connects to one's perspective, interests and/or experience on urban educational and social issues.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions of attendance.
- Interviews may be necessary when additional information is needed.
- GRE General.
International7835 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7835 USD per module during 12 months.
National7835 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7835 USD per module during 12 months.
Tuition is per course
Living costs for Providence
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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