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Social Change Track
Social Change Track
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Reshape your future and create positive ​change with an online degree in Social Change

For students whose practice involves leading effective social change in communities and organizations. Learning gained from the Social Change track is essential to unlock each participants’ potential to effectively lead social change. ​

An advisor will help you integrate:

  • graduate-level coursework
  • applied-learning activities
  • academic inquiry
  • professional development
To help support your busy schedule, courses for this program are offered online.

Leverage our location and connections with Chicago

Located in the heart of Chicago, you’ll join a community of dynamic educators, peers, alumni and industry leaders in a world-class city. The real-world learning you gain will build more than skills. Here, our passionate faculty members are closely connected to a wide range of industries full of companies and organizations that call Chicago home. With their help, and through networking opportunities, you’ll build new connections with it - taking your life and career to the next level.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a revolving basis.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, official transcripts, résumé or curriculum vitae, a few brief essay questions, and an interview with an admissions committee member.

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Required Courses

You will complete 52 graduate credit hours (13 courses), which includes four residency courses (including a Capstone), six track courses, and three Liberal Learning Seminar courses or electives.

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Information Sessions

Curious about the Social Change track? Join us every month for an information session about the Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies (MAAPS) program. Click the link below for more information and to sign up for our next information session!

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Scholarships and Funding

Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn about financial aid, scholarship opportunities, and funding for professional organizations.​

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (312)-362-5744 or

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