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Application Requirements

Master’s in Educational Leadership (P-12 Program)

  • Submit Online Application
  • All college and graduate school official transcripts
  • Personal essay (essay prompt available online through admission application)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Teaching Certificate or Educational Service Certificate (which waives application fee)
  • Resume
  • GRE or MAT test scores (a test waiver may be requested through the Graduate School for those who earned an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher or earned a previous Master’s degree (or higher) from an accredited United States college or university.)
  • At least three years of eligible K-12 teaching or educational services experience is recommended. (Preschool teaching makes one eligible for the program, but may not make on eligible for the certifications.)

Master of Arts in Higher Education

  • Submit Online Application
  • GRE test scores (A waiver is applied if: You’ve earned a previous master’s degree (or higher) from an accredited United States college or university; You’ve earned an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher; You’ve earned the equivalent of a United States master’s degree from an international institution as evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member.)
  • Official transcripts of previously earned degrees and coursework
  • Personal essay to the prompts that can be found on The Graduate School web site
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume