Admission Requirements

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Admission Requirements

The admission deadline for Community and Social Change Master’s Program is July 1st. For scholarship consideration, we encourage you to submit all application materials by March 1st. Admission to the Community and Social Change Master of Science in Education is based on the following:

  • School of Education & Human Development application to graduate study (includes a $85 non-refundable application fee);
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better. (Applicants with undergraduate GPA’s below 3.0 but with other advanced degree or full-time paid or volunteer experience in non-profit settings may also be eligible for consideration);
  • Sealed official transcripts from each institution attended, including those from which credits were transferred elsewhere;
  • Three recommendation letters from academic and professional sources (at least two must be academic references)
  • Current professional Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A personal statement describing the following:
    • Personal characteristics relevant to training in community-based work and social change;
    • Previous experience, if any, with community-based work
    • Reasons for applying to the program;
    • Goals upon graduation.
  • An interview (in person or telephone) and/or a writing sample may be required;

*Note: We do not require GRE. 

International applicants must also submit the following documents:

  • Certified professional English translations of all transcripts and diplomas;
  • Official score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), required of applicants whose native language is not English;
  • Statement of financial responsibility, required of applicants in need of the I-20 Form or IAP-66

All questions regarding the admissions process should be directed to School of Education and Human Development, Graduate Admissions Office, soegradadmissions@miami.edu or 305-284-2167.