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. 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.
The M.A. in Urban Education and Community Studies is a part-time program offered in face-to-face format on the Camden campus. It requires the completion of 36 graduate semester hours (12 courses) and can be completed in 6 consecutive semesters.
The plan of study includes a 12 credit hour core, 6 credit hours of internship/community based work, a choice of 12 credit hour concentrations and 6 credits of electives. Initial concentration offerings include Curriculum & Pedagogy and Leadership & Policy.
The following courses make up the M.A. in Urban Education and Community Studies program.
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
Current professional resume
Typewritten statement of professional objectives
Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
Two letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the M.A. in Urban Education and Community Studies program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®) Rate: $675
Teachers in the state of New Jersey qualify for the discounted tuition rate of $675 per semester hour through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP). For more information regarding NJTOP click here.
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2018/2019 and is subject to change.