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Community Development and Action, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #55 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The master’s degree in Community Development and Action (CDA) 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 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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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

    1828 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1828 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1828 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1828 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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