The application deadline is February 1.
Office of Graduate Studies (a new browser window will open)
By February 1st, submit the following to Graduate Studies:
By that same deadline, submit to Linda McMaster, Administrative Assistant, located in the Harry Griffith Hall 202, in the School of Education:
Deadline for applying (fall semester entry): February 1st. Following faculty review, applicants will be notified of their admission status by May 10.
Candidates must show satisfactory preparation for the proposed course of study and meet general requirements for admission outlined in the HSU Handbook for Master’s Students. Candidates must:
If the bachelor’s degree is from a postsecondary institution where English is not the principal language of instruction, score at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Submit a complete application, including a statement of purpose which considers the following:
Faculty will rate each applicant’s statement of purpose and recommendation letters based on evidence of:
Applicants may be admitted in one of two categories: graduate conditionally classified (with deficiencies that can be remedied through additional academic preparation) or graduate classified (meet all professional, personal, scholastic, or other standards).
Applicants without a professional credential—e.g., multiple subjects, single subjects, administrative services, special education level I—may still be accepted into the program. Note, however, that the M.A. Ed. in education is geared toward professionals in the field and is designed to use the strengths and knowledge base acquired while working with students in a school setting.
Those with no degree objective who still desire to take graduate-level courses for professional or personal growth (post-baccalaureate unclassified students) may be admitted to courses subject to availability and instructor approval. Such admission, however, does not constitute admission to the graduate degree program. Students in this classification should seek approval from the department’s graduate advisor as well as the course instructor. The department will provide the necessary forms.
Upon acceptance into the program, work with your advisor to create a plan of study. All students need an approved plan on file with the department prior to completing the core courses. The plan, signed by the student, the advisor, and the graduate coordinator, is also a graduation checklist.