The program integrates research, theory and practice to provide students with foundational concepts and core skills in such areas as data analysis and data-based decision making, economic theory and its application in the realm of urban education policy analysis, urban politics and education, human development in an urban education context, and urban demographics.
The academic coursework is grounded in practice and is complemented by a concurrent nine-month internship in a local urban education policy setting. The program draws heavily on the urban education policy expertise of the Brown–based Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Collaborations with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and other academic departments at Brown augment the practical and interdisciplinary aspects of the program.
- A personal statement not to exceed three to five double-spaced typewritten pages in length that connects to one's perspective, interests and/or experience on urban educational and social issues, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts from all post-secondary institutions of attendance. Interviews may be necessary when additional information is needed. Prior professional experience or coursework in education is not required.
- GRE General: Required
- GRE Subject: Not required
Application Deadline: January 18 to be considered for merit scholarship awards and March 15 for all other applications.