Interested students must submit the following materials to be considered for admission to the Urban Education Policy master's program:

  • application for admission (Available on September 1, 2015)
  • unofficial transcripts of all prior academic work at institutions of higher education (official transcripts are required prior to matriculation)
  • three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic and/or professional potential
  • A personal statement of no more than three to five pages that speaks to your passion for the field of urban education policy.
  • official Graduate Record Examination scores (use Brown University Institution Code 3094)
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants only)
  • the non-refundable application fee

Students are notified of their admission decision as early as the first week in March.   To be considered for merit based scholarships students must submit their applications  by January 15, 2016. Students applying for scholarships after those deadlines will be considered only to the extent that money is available. Those not seeking scholarships may apply through March 15, 2016 prior to the start of the 12-month program beginning in June.  There are no additional forms that need to be completed for scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on the strength and competitiveness of your application.  

Students seeking federal loans need to apply through the Federal Student Aid website.   Applications will become available on January 1, 2016. 

 Urban Education Fellows dedicate three years of postgraduate work to the Rhode Island urban core in exchange for full tuition forgiveness. Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Urban Education Policy program, UEFs are expected to serve in a full-time education policy position. In order to receive loan cancellation, fellows must be directly employed in the Rhode Island urban core. See our UEF Application. One to two UEFs are awarded each year.  

For more information, contact Ann_D' or