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Social Change Track
Social Change Track
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Create solutions that lead to social change

In the Social Change track of the Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies (MA), you’ll learn to lead effective social change in communities and organizations.

You’ll also deepen your knowledge in:

  • ethical decision-making
  • global and inclusive perspectives
  • future trends
  • mentorship

As you collaborate with your fellow master’s in social change advocacy cohorts and their communities, you’ll create responsible action plans that will bring about constructive social change. To help support your busy schedule, courses for this program are offered at our downtown campus or online.

A dynamic, urban setting to put ideas into action

Join a community of educators and industry leaders in a world-class city. Our passionate faculty members have worked alongside Chicago-based political, community and corporate leaders to tackle difficult challenges and bring about real change. You’ll have the opportunity to network with peers and alumni and turn your drive to make a difference into action on the ground. You’ll gain a broad base of experience in an urban setting that will equip you to build a better world—and take your career to the exciting next level.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a revolving basis by the Graduate Admission Committee.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, official transcripts, résumé or curriculum vitae and interview with a faculty mentor.

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Required Courses

You will complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours, including nine Social Action courses.

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Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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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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