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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Education (Educational Studies and Research), M.S.


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The Master of Science Education, emphasis in Educational Studies and Research, provides students with an introduction to social science research, statistics, and the foundations of education. The M.S. is a non-licensure program that prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of settings including community colleges, universities, training and policy-making organizations. It also provides a foundation for those interested in pursuing advanced study at the doctoral level.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA of 3.0 or higher on last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  2. GRE - Verbal, Quantitative, Writing official scores within past 5 years
  3. Current résumé
  4. Letter of Interest (should include statements regarding the applicant's related expereinces and professional goals)
  5. Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are familiar with the student's academic experience and/or ability and can address applicant's readiness for graduate study
  6. Interview (may be required)

Supplementary material may be submitted at the student's discretion or may be requested by the admissions committee.

Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The M.S. program requires a minimum of 36 hours. Students enrolled full time generally complete the program in three to four semesters with a recommended summer start date. Students may also enroll pert-time. See department website for course requirements.

Comprehensive exams should be taken during or after the last semester of coursework.

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