M.A. On Campus

Urban Education Policy

Brown University

12 months
7835 USD/module
7835 USD/module
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The M.A. in Urban Education Policy at Brown University prepare students for a variety of professional careers and/or advanced study involving policy analysis, planning and development in urban public education.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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    7835 USD/module
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    Based on the tuition of 7835 USD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    7835 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7835 USD per module during 12 months.

Tuition is per course

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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