Social Justice

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES  

  • Non-profit Management
  • Politics and Government Affairs
  • Public Interest Advocacy
  • Public Interest Law
  • International or Multicultural Affairs
  • Diversity & Social Justice Consultation
  • Corporate Giving
  • Media
  • Public Affairs
  • Human Services

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

The Master of Arts in Social Justice flows from the mission of Marygrove College. The program is ideal for those interested in learning and promoting social justice/ change and becoming a scholar/activist. It provides for analysis and reflection in the ways of thinking, including the values, assumptions, and the actions that maintain the economic, political, and cultural structures that shape our lives. It also seeks to build competencies and skills to transform these structures toward a more just society. In addition, this program seeks to create an internal culture of justice among the candidates.

SPECIFIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

At the end of this master degree program, students gain the practical tools, specialized skills, and policy knowledge to:

  • Conduct social analysis
  • Understand the dynamics of organizational development
  • Manage the leadership of social justice initiatives
  • Unmask the assumptions that shape economic, political and cultural structures
  • Advocate effective strategies to maximize potential for social justice.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit a graduate application
  • Send official transcripts for the Bachelor degree-awarding institution directly to Marygrove College: Office of Admissions
  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Create a Career Plan
  • Have an interview with director

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • 36-credit hour program
  • Cohorts begin in the Fall semester
  • 15 weekend meetings of 20-22 hours on campus with pre- and post-coursework
  • A practicum and Master’s project are required
  • One weekend per month on campus: Fridays 5 - 9 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sundays 9 a.m. - Noon

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Weekend program (each course held one weekend per month)
  • Pre- and post-coursework can be accessed online
  • Team-teaching approach
  • Non-traditional class format
  • Incorporates both theory and practice

SEMESTER 1

SJ 500 Foundational Seminar
SJ 510 Campaigns and Elections
SJ 625 Leadership for Social Justice

SEMESTER 2

SJ 635 Organizational Development for Social Justice
SJ 520 Values in Society
SJ 530 The Role of Psychology in Social Justice

SEMESTER 3

SJ 505 Analysis of Economic Structures: Globalization
SJ 524 The Environmental Paradox: Moving from Ecological Awareness to Environmental Policy
SJ 620 Religion and Justice: Conflict and Congruence

SEMESTER 4

SJ 630 Empiricism
SJ 640 Media and its Effect on Social Issues
SJ 645 Organizing for Social Change

SEMESTER 5

SJ 605 Analysis of Economic Structures: United States
SJ 503 Human Rights: Local and Global
SJ 650 Reflection Seminar

OTHER COURSES

These courses may be taken at any time after Semester 1
SJ 655 Social Justice Practicum
SJ 660 Master’s Project

Contact Us

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  • Name

    Brenda Bryant, PhD
  • Address

    LA 307
  • Direct

    (313) 927-1502
  • Email

    bbryant@marygrove.edu

Financial Aid Available

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