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Apply for Resident Master of Arts

Social Justice and Community Organizing

Are you ready to start your journey at Prescott College and follow a path towards a rewarding degree? Students in the social justice masters program learn the skills they need to participate and lead effective grassroots mobilization efforts and community organizing efforts.

We take a holistic approach to admissions - looking beyond numbers and grades. We want to get to know you. We look at evidence of good citizenship and community involvement, your goals and passions, and your unique talents. We thoughtfully and carefully consider all applications, looking beyond the paperwork to see the individual who wants to be a member of this community.

Application Process:

STEP 1: Review Application Requirements.

Carefully review and begin gathering all application requirements:

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must submit two letters from academic or professional sources addressing your capability to complete graduate level work. Letters must contain the writer’s contact information and must explain the relationship to you. Letters can be collected via email through the online application process or may be emailed to admissions@prescott.edu directly by the recommender and from the recommender’s email address.
  • Academic Focus Essay: In three to four pages, tell us the story of the motivations (experiences, goals, and/or commitments) that have led you to your interest in the study of social justice and community organizing. What specific topics and issues do you want to research? How do you envision your participation in social justice work upon completion of this program?
    Please note that the faculty reading your essays are assessing that both your writing voice is passionate and personal as well as your writing skills, to ensure your success in a graduate program. If you have a sample of a scholarly paper from prior undergraduate or graduate work, please submit that in addition to your essay although this is not a requirement.
  • Current Resume
  • Official Transcripts

STEP 2: Apply Online. 


STEP 3: Submit application materials

Submit all application requirements during the application or email separately to admissions@prescott.edu You can also mail official transcripts and materials to Prescott College, Office of Admissions 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, Arizona, 86301. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment. Please ask if your college/university offers this service. Applicants may submit official transcripts if they are received by Prescott College Admissions in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.

Application Due Date

Please contact admissions@prescott.edu for details.

Additional information for International Students

Please visit our Resources for International Applicants page for more information.