High-Impact Master's Education
Why Get a Master's in Equity & Diversity in Education?
This program is intended for educators and others who work with diverse youth and adults, especially in education or training-oriented positions. It offers advanced study on methods that serve diverse learners in the classroom and beyond, and allows educators and those in related fields to enhance their knowledge, skills and dispositions to work more effectively with individuals from various backgrounds. Multiple dimensions of human diversity are addressed through the program's course work, with special attention to gender, race/ethnicity, national origin, language, social class and exceptionality.
In addition to the relevance of this program to education, some business, government and nonprofit organizations will find this degree desirable for select positions. Further, participation in this program can benefit professionals who work in any field that serves diverse youth or adults, such as health and wellness, human resources and career counseling.
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Applications are accepted year-round
Program Requirements and Deadlines
This program accepts applications on a rolling basis, meaning that students may apply at any time of the year. In addition to meeting the University Graduate School admission requirements, applicants to this program must:
- Complete the program application
- Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Submit a statement of professional goals, a one to two page resume and two professional letters of recommendation
- Meet the admission standards in the professional judgment of the program faculty
The MS Degree in Equity & Diversity requires students to develop a program of study in conjunction with their adviser and committee that includes a minimum of 32 graduate credits, at least 15 of which must be at the 700-level. Program coursework includes eleven courses: a research course, four core equity/diversity courses, five courses that students may tailor to their individual interests and a culminating comprehensive project course.
To successfully complete this program, students must:
- File a program of study and have it approved by the Graduate School
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA in all graduate work
- Successfully complete a culminating comprehensive examination or project