The University of British Columbia - Okanagan - College of Graduate Studies

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Community Engagement, Social Change, Equity

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Okanagan - College of Graduate Studies
Faculty:College of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Social Sciences, General
Description:This interdisciplinary degree is for students interested in community-engaged research, with a particular focus on social justice and social change. Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and related methodologies will form the foundation of the program. These approaches engage community stakeholders as part of a collaborative process, and recognize the unique strengths of all parties involved. It is a style of research that is carried out with communities rather than on communities, and has been continuing to receive growing attention in many fields, including human geography, anthropology, Indigenous studies, public health, community development, urban planning, education, social work, nursing, sociology, and others.

During the course of their research, students will examine the conceptual and philosophical underpinnings of community engagement, while also gaining practical experience working with communities. In pursuing this diverse field of study, students will have the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge, resources, and collaboration of four faculties and 10 departments. Graduates will be prepared for positions in teaching and research institutions, private-sector organizations, public-sector government and crown corporations, and not-for-profit, charitable and non-governmental organizations.
URL:Community Engagement, Social Change, Equity at The University of British Columbia - Okanagan - College of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,996
International: $8,777

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*76 to 80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants to the master’s program are expected to hold: the academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from UBC, with a B+ (76%) average or better in their third- or fourth-year classes, or at least 12 credits in third- and fourth-year classes in their intended field of study with an A (80%) or better average.

    Application Notes : TOEFL: minimum of 550 (paper version) or 90 overall with minimum of 22 in Reading & Listening and minimum of 21 in Writing & Speaking (Internet version); or IELTS: minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0; or MELAB: minimum overall score of 85 with final score of 3 in Speaking.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 26, 2019