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Cultural Foundations of Education MS (UW–Milwaukee)

Education-Related Studies

The MS in Cultural Foundations of Education provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the social forces that affect urban schools and communities. Our program is for people who want to look deeply at the challenges facing urban areas in the 21st Century and are willing to explore creative solutions.

Concentrations available in:

  • Alternative Education
  • Theories of Community Power and Participation
  • Joint Concentration in Community Organizing, offered in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Social Movements (AUSM) in Chicago
  • Gender and Education
  • Race Relations
  • Urban Communities and Education
  • Youth Work
  • Additional Student-Developed Concentrations Allowed

Our students are extremely diverse, and come from and have moved into a diverse range of careers, including:

  • Teachers in Public, Private, and Alternative Schools
  • Administrators in Community Based Organizations
  • Youth Workers
  • Community Organizers and Social Activists
  • Community Developers
  • Police Officers
  • Directors of Child Care Centers
  • PhD Candidates

Graduates who go on to pursue a PhD. after graduation tell us that the MS in Cultural Foundations of Education provided an invaluable foundation for work in a range of fields, including Sociology, Urban Studies, Education, and many others.

Many of our students are looking for a degree that will help them change direction in their professional lives.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking the online option must fill out a short questionnaire here in addition to applying online.

Bachelor's degree.

A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.

One official transcript sent directly to the Graduate School from each undergraduate and graduate school attended. If you attended UWM as an undergraduate, the Graduate School will obtain transcripts from the UWM Undergraduate Records Office.

Proof of English Language Proficiency.

Degree-granting Institution

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

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