Department of Education

Part-Time Study

Brown's Urban Education Policy masters program is designed to be completed on a full-time basis. However, a limited number of students are admitted to study part-time.

Applicants may request to be admitted to the UEP program on a part-time basis. Interested applicants will need to include a brief statement within their application that includes their justification for part-time study. Students who are accepted to study on a part-time basis will complete the program over two academic years.

For those who are thinking about systemic change, and who are committed to making a difference in high-needs education settings, there’s a tremendous amount of potential for this part-time program to help them follow their ambitions.

Professor Kenneth Wong Director of UEP

Frequently Asked Questions

A part-time student is anyone who would like to complete all degree requirements over two academic years

Yes, part-time students are eligible for financial aid. Further information about tuition and applying for scholarships can be found on this website.

The UEP program is highly structured for both full-time and part-time students. Matriculated students will not be able to change their enrollment status from full-time to part-time, or vice versa.

UEP program graduate students complete nine (9) courses in total: one elective and eight core courses, which includes a nine-month internship that counts as one course.

Students take an elective course during the fall or spring of their first year. The elective must be approved by the student's faculty advisor and can be in an area such as public policy, schools and school reform, social contexts of education, economic analysis, urban politics, quantitative analysis, research methods, schools and communities, and organization and leadership.

Summer I
EDUC 2320 Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis   
EDUC 2330

Urban Education Policy: System and Governance

Fall I
EDUC 2360 Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation for Education
Spring I
EDUC 2350 Economic Analysis and Urban Education Policy
Summer II
There are no required courses during the Summer II semester. Students will use this time to explore possible internship sites, schedule and complete interviews, and complete and submit the Internship Agreement Form by the appropriate deadline for review approval and final signoff.
Fall II
EDUC 2367 Strategic Management of School Organizations
EDUC 2385 Education Inequality and Community Assets: Contexts and Change
Spring II
EDUC 2380 UEP Internship Seminar
EDUC 2390 Race and Democracy in Urban Education Policy

Enrolling in UEP on a part-time basis has allowed me to grow as both a student and a professional. I am able to apply my studies to my work, engaging critically with both theory and practice.

Abigail McClain UEP'24 and TFA RI Corps Member