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Community and Social Change, M.Sc.

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University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
The Master’s degree program in Community & Social Change (C&SC) is designed to prepare a new generation of creative and community-engaged leaders for the human service sector.


The vision of the program centers on the philosophy that leaders in community organizations must be knowledgeable in research, theories, and practice. Leaders must be specifically trained to translate knowledge of individual, organizational and community well-being into action, engaging in praxis with the community. The 30-credit master’s program in Community & Social Change is designed to accommodate a variety of students by offering courses in the evening, on weekends and during summer interim sessions. Generally, full-time students are able to complete the program in one to two years.

Mission Statement

The mission of the program in Community & Social Change is to prepare globally aware leaders, researchers, and agents of change who create, inspire, and engage community organizations to foster well-being in diverse community settings.


The University of Miami Community and Social Change Master’s Program will be the hub for innovative and applied leadership in community based settings, focusing on well-being and social change.

The program is designed to enhance our students’ abilities to:

  • Lead, administer, and inspire within educational and community settings;
  • Lead group processes and consultations;
  • Develop and evaluate programs;
  • Engage in ethical practices;
  • Develop collaborative efforts to address social issues;
  • Think and act as advocates and agents of change;
  • Think and act in ecological, multicultural, and global ways;
  • Understand and utilize theory and research;
  • Understand power dynamics, systems, and social sources of well-being; and
  • Communicate well in oral, written, and electronic media formats.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Well-being and Change: Theory and Practice
  • Development & Change in Community Organizations: Theory & Practice
  • Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Program Evaluation
  • Managing Community Organizations
  • Multicultural Communities in a Globalized Society
  • Seminar in Community & Social Change

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • The University of Miami requires a minimum score of 297 (total of verbal + quantitative) for acceptance into any Graduate School program.

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    Recommended Analytical Writing score:


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General Requirements

  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1960 USD/credit
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    1960 USD/credit
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
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