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Key information
University University of Michigan
Country United States
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 16 months
Tuition fee EUR 48073 per year
Application deadline(s) January 1, 2024
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The Master of Arts in Higher Education with a focus on Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address issues of diversity and social justice within higher education. This concentration offers a supportive community of students and faculty interested in research and pedagogy around these issues. The program offers academic rigor, the study of diversity, research on educational policies and practices, and the practice of social justice education. Students have opportunities to integrate knowledge across various learning contexts and are encouraged to consider broad issues affecting higher and postsecondary education.

Students are paired with an advisor from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) faculty, based on shared professional interests. Together, they develop a plan of study suitable for the student’s background and career interests. The program can be completed part-time or full-time, with most students completing it full-time in three semesters over 1.5 years. Part-time students can complete the program at their own pace. Students complete an internship and coursework during their first academic year, with most students further developing their professional skill set through a summer internship before completing a final term of courses and graduating in December.

The program is ideal for those who want to develop their knowledge and skills in addressing issues of diversity and social justice in higher education. The program prepares students for careers in NGOs, advocacy, policy research, social justice education, and in other areas related to higher education. The program takes place in-person and during the business day, so it is important to know that flexibility is necessary for part-time students to attend classes during this time.

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