M.Sc. On Campus

Community and Social Change

University of Miami

12 months
39834 USD/year
39834 USD/year
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The Master’s degree program in Community and Social Change at University of Miami is designed to prepare a new generation of creative and community-engaged leaders for the human service sector.


Key facts

The vision of the Community and Social Change program at University of Miami 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.

Purpose and Goals

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

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

  • Request one official transcript from each post-secondary institution (college or university) that you have attended. 
  • In your CollegeNet application on (page 5) is a space for you to add your recommender’s names and email addresses.
  • Request your GRE general, and TOEFL (if applicable) scores from ETS
  • Students should attach to the application a statement of academic and professional goals.
  • Students should attach to the application a current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.
  • A copy of passport.
  • Copy of diploma with English translation for degrees earned outside of the United States.
  • Official / original transcripts with English translation.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19917 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19917 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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