M.A. in Urban Education and Community Studies

M.A. in Urban Education and Community Studies

M.A. in Urban Education and Community Studies

M.A. in Urban Education and Community Studies

Susan Browne, Ed.D.
Program Coordinator
856-256-4500, EXT. 43830

Program Description
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 from historical, legal, sociological, and political economic lenses. There are no certifications attached to the program. The program culminates in a master’s degree.

The M.A. in Urban Education and Community Studies is a part-time program offered in a hybrid format. Classes will meet Tuesday evenings twice per month and one Saturday per month. 

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, 12 credit hour concentrations, 6 credits of electives and 6 credits of research and thesis.

For an outline of the plan of study and courses, see the MA in Urban Education Program Guide. 

Program Faculty

Faculty teaching in the program include professors from our Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Education department. Key faculty members include: 

Dr. Adam Alverez

Dr. Kenzo Sung

Dr. Shelley Zion 

Interested in learning more about the program? Attend one of our upcoming information sessions:

On-campus on Tuesday, May 21st at 4 PM in James Hall room 3109

Online on Wednesday, May 29th at 7 PM EST at https://zoom.us/j/188903252 or Tuesday, June 11th at 7 PM EST at https://zoom.us/j/473932580

For more information about admission and courses please visit Global Learning and Partnership of Rowan University