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Urban Community Studies

Northeastern Illinois University

24 months
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865 USD/credit
865 USD/credit
432 USD/credit
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About

The Urban Community Studies program of the Northeastern Illinois University places intense emphasis on preparing students for scholar/activist work that addresses the interests and issues of urban residents, particularly communities of color.

Overview

The Urban Community Studies program of the Northeastern Illinois University uses ethnographic data collection and other action based research methodologies to examine and analyze the multiplicity of research issues, assumptions, and questions about urban communities. The aim of this approach is to forge culturally relevant understandings of human relationships in the Chicago metropolitan area and worldwide.

Program Benefits

The Master of Arts in Urban Community Studies prepares students to be scholar/activists related to issues affecting urban areas.

Through the program students will:

  • Examine the historical, political, economic, social and cultural forces that impact the current trends and development of local, national, and global urban communities.
  • Use ethnographic data collection and other action based research methodologies to examine people and processes in urban communities.
  • Comprehensively examine theories, concepts, and philosophies related to urban communities.
  • Demonstrate in writing and orally an in-depth understanding of urban issues by developing a culturally relevant thesis.

Career Options

The Urban Community Studies graduate program prepares students to acquire employment in administrative and executive positions in urban educational, human and social service agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Foundations In Urban Community Studies
  • Methods In Urban Community Research
  • Urban Ethnography
  • The African-American Experience In Urban Communities
  • Migration And Diaspora In Urban Communities
  • Faith Institutions As Political Instruments

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc.)
  • Statement of goals and objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation with signed supplemental Letter of Recommendation Forms
  • Any additional program-specific required documents
  • Application fee
  • Notarized Graduate Financial Statement
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20 (if applying from within the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    865 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    865 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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