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Social and Cultural Foundations in Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1221 (BCR) , IL,
Deepen and broaden your understand of larger social, political and cultural forces by earning a master’s degree in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education from DePaul University.

About

You’ll participate in a flexible and challenging interdisciplinary program designed to help you become an educational leader focused on diversity and social justice issues in schools and in the broader society. Don’t just listen to the conversation on equality—take part and lead it.

Alumni Network

Graduates work in varied settings, including diversity directors for schools and universities, educational outreach and curriculum development coordinators in museums and other cultural centers, and in student support services. Your Social and Cultural Foundations in Education program from DePaul University opens doors in the Chicago area and beyond by having access to a strong alumni community of 180,000 Blue Demons.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Issues In Education
  • Culture And Education
  • Identity Constructions And Negotiations
  • Ideology, Power And Politics
  • Philosophical Studies In Education, Culture And Ethics
  • Introduction To Research Methods
  • Advanced Qualitative Research Methodologies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    52 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    96

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    590

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Graduate admission application
  • $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two academic letters and the third being academic or other)
  • A writing sample (e.g. a term paper, seminar paper, or senior thesis or portion thereof)
  • Personal statement that indicates your reasons for wanting to enter the program and what you have accomplished since earning a bachelor's degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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