NEW: M.A. in Community Based Education

New program now accepting applications for Summer 2016!

Program Description

The Masters of Arts in Community Based Education program is designed to serve two related professional fields: 1) individuals working with, and for non-profit organizations engaged in educational outreach and 2) urban teachers who are working to build connections with the community as part of implementing place-based education strategies.

With the development of the new College of Education, Health, and Human Services, there is increased activity in connecting with community organizations as the focus of convergence of education and health/human services has become a core principle of CEHHS.  The program will develop leaders who understand how issues of equity and diversity impact both schools and communities. Graduates will be equipped to act as leaders capable of transforming communities, engaging local citizens, and developing and enacting educational experiences that empower children, youth and adults.  

Admission Requirements

Students must submit the follow items with their application.  The GRE is not required for admission to this program.  The Office of International Affairs lists additional admission requirements for international students.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Students will be invited to participate in a group interview after their initial application materials have been reviewed.


To view application forms and additional admission information, please click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the right-hand column.