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Urban Education and Community Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, NJ,
The objective of Rowan University’s Master of Arts in Urban Education and Community Studies is to prepare urban educators, community organizers, policymakers, school leaders, and youth-focused change agents to understand the contradictions of current urban school systems and meaningfully address the educational and broader socioeconomic disparities that urban communities too often face.

About

The program meets its primary objective through a focus on students understanding and applying a range of critical perspectives to study urban education and communities including from historical, legal, sociological, and political economic lenses. There are no certifications attached to the program. The program culminates in a master’s degree.

Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the Master of Arts in Urban Education and Community Studies program through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®). For more information including NJTOP tuition rates click here.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Power and Privilege: The Social Construction of Difference
  • Sociology of Education: Political Economy of Urban Education and Environments
  • Examining Intersectionality: Critical Theories of Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Citizenship
  • History of Urban Education and Communities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • An online application and non-refundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records- Students must have earned a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited school.
  • Official Test Scores
  • Recommendations from three individuals for Ph.D. programs and two for masters programs, 
  • Personal Statement- This is part of the online application.
  • Interview with Admissions Committee-Required only for the Cell and Molecular Biology (PhD/MS) and Histopathology applicants. 
  • Optional Resume or CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    756 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    756 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Glassboro

  • 1014 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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