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Community Development and Action

Vanderbilt University

M.Ed. On Campus
24 months
Duration
2025 USD/credit
2025 USD/credit
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About

The master’s degree in Community Development and Action (CDA) at Vanderbilt University combines theory, research, and practice to equip you to become a change agent in organizations and communities that support positive human development.

Overview

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Community Development and Action at Vanderbilt University is a two-year graduate program through the Department of Human and Organizational Development. It attracts students from around the world committed to learning how to create positive, community-level change in a collaborative and participatory way.

Key facts

Department faculty, staff, and students strive to hold each other accountable to promote:

  • People’s rights, dignity, learning, and growth
  • Relationships based on caring and respect
  • Communities of inclusion and support
  • Societies built on democratic participation, justice, and equality

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Seminar – Becoming a Change Agent
  • Community Inquiry
  • Community Development Theory
  • Consulting

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submitted online application
  • Transcript(s) from prior undergraduate and graduate work. 
  • Two letters of recommendation are required, three preferred for our master's programs. Three letters of recommendation are required for our Ed.D. programs.
  • Statement of purpose
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) may be submitted in lieu of the GRE for the following M.Ed. programs only.
  • Scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be submitted in lieu of the GRE for the M.E.d. in Leadership and Organizational Performance. 
  • International applicants must submit all of the above, plus the following:
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all international applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2025 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2025 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2025 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2025 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Tuition per credit hour.

Funding

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