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Education - Urban Education Policy

Brown University

12 months
62404 USD/year
60944 USD/year
60944 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Education - Urban Education Policy programme at Brown University offers a 12–month program to prepare students for a variety of professional careers and/or advanced study involving policy analysis, planning and development in urban public education.


The Education - Urban Education Policy programme at Brown University integrates research, theory and practice to provide students with foundational concepts and core skills in such areas as data analysis and data-based decision making, economic theory and its application in the realm of urban education policy analysis, urban politics and education, human development in an urban education context, and urban demographics.

The academic coursework is grounded in practice and is complemented by a concurrent nine-month internship in a local urban education policy setting. The program draws heavily on the urban education policy expertise of the Brown–based Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Collaborations with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and other academic departments at Brown augment the practical and interdisciplinary aspects of the program.

Career Prospects:

Our need-blind Master of Arts in Teaching program and master’s program in urban education policy prepare students to confront rising inequality in America’s cities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Urban Education Policy: System and Governance
  • Education Inequality and Community Assets
  • Strategic Management of School Organizations
  • Economic Analysis in Urban Education Policy
  • Race and Democracy in Urban Education Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement: 1000-1500 word personal statement that gives your reasons to pursue graduate work in the field of your study. 
  • Recommendations: Three (3) recommendations required
  • TOEFL/IELTS: Required for any non-native English speaker who does not have a degree from an institution where English is the sole language of instruction or from a University in the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada (except Quebec), Ethiopia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Gambia, Uganda, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales), West Indies, Zambia).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    62404 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62404 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    60944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60944 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    60944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60944 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

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


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