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Earn Your Master’s in Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice in Education Online

While societal inequities and oppression of people of color has been a focus in some academic areas for a long time, recent events have renewed questioning about inequality in our society.

This social awakening has produced a growing need for highly trained teacher-leaders and researchers to re-examine, and examine in new ways, how social injustice cuts across various institutions, particularly schooling, and what transformational policies and actions can be implemented to foster a more just and fair nation for all.

The M.A. in Diversity, Equity and Social Justice in Education is ideal for those seeking to address equity and take on leadership roles in a variety of fields, including education (both formal and informal) and in the nonprofit sector (e.g., community-based organizations). It also prepares graduate students who plan to pursue a doctorate in education or the social sciences.

This program is available on the Academic Common Market.*

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may decide to work in community-based organizations, research, nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and public and/or private schools. The job outlook for many careers in related areas is strong per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projections for 2019–2029.

Types of positions available to you after graduation include:

  • Educational program officer
  • Worker in a nonprofit organization or an NGO (non-governmental organization)
  • Social and community service manager (2019-2029 projected growth of 17%)
  • Educational researcher
  • Curriculum developer
  • Grant writer
  • Educational diversity coordinator
  • Instructional coordinator (2019-2029 projected growth of 6%)
  • Post-secondary administrator (2019-2029 projected growth of 4%)
  • Training and development specialist (2019-2029 projected growth of 9%)
  • Education-related public relations and fundraising manager (2019-2029 projected growth of 9%)
  • International government organization professional
  • Educational policy analyst
  • Educational activist
  • Educational advocacy coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Academic

*If you are a resident in one of the states that participate in the ACM, you may qualify for in-state tuition for this program while residing outside of Texas. For more information, you must contact the ACM Coordinator of the state in which you are residing. For contact info by state, please visit

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Out of 2,800+ four-year universities, UTEP is one of 131 in the highest classification for research (R1 for top tier doctoral university with very high research activity).

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