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Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Undergraduate Studies:

Graduate Studies:


Master of Education (M.Ed.)/ Professional Studies in Work and Human Resource Education

We are not currently admitting new students to this program. If you have any questions contact Louis Quast at or 612-626-7456.


The master of education (M.Ed.)/professional studies program in work and human resource education (WHRE) is a graduate-level, practitioner-based program that can be tailored to meet the needs of individual students.

Students work with their faculty adviser to select specialization courses consistent with their professional goals, select the course(s) to meet the general aspects requirement, and design and complete the integrating project: OLPD 5893—Directed Study in WHRE (4 cr). The proposed program must be reviewed and approved by departmental faculty.

The degree program requires at least 30 semester credits at or above the 5xxx level.


Application Process

All application materials should be submitted directly to the ApplyYourself admissions system. We cannot review your application until all of the required materials listed below are submitted successfully.

Document Name How to Submit Notes
Application Electronically via ApplyYourself Required fields: Personal Information, Application Information, Educational Background, Languages, Awards & Activities, Employment/Residence Information, Financial Support
Application Fee Electronically via ApplyYourself $75-U.S. citizen/permanent residents
$95-international applicants
Fees must be paid with a credit card.
Unofficial Transcripts Upload into ApplyYourself in the Educational Background section. Use the " Upload Transcript" button located at the bottom of the college/university section. You must submit a transcript for each college or university you have attended. Click here for important information about uploading your transcripts and credentials. If you are admitted, you must submit official transcripts before you enroll at the U of M.
Application Statements #1 & #2 Complete statements #1 & #2. Filling out statement #3 is optional. Statement #1 is for describing your career goals and rationale for interest in the M.Ed. program (limit of two pages).
Resume or CV Upload in "Program Supplementary Information" section  
Letters of Recommendation Paper copies are not accepted - upload via the ApplyYourself online application using the "Recommendation Section" or under the "Program Supplementary Information" section as "upload 2". Two letters of recommendation required. Acceptable recommendations will come from current or former professors who can assess your potential for graduate work. Other recommenders, such as employers, are also acceptable.

Nonnative English speakers and/or international students

The TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS is generally required of all applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of U.S. Citizenship status.

(Exceptions may be granted for applicants who will have completed 16 semester or 24 quarter credits within the past 24 months in residence as a full-time student at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States before entering the University of Minnesota.)

Examination Maximum Score
TOEFL 79 (Internet based), 213 (computer based),
or 550 (paper based)

A decision for admission notice will be emailed to you once your application is carefully reviewed by the department’s admission committee and your transcripts and any credentials are authenticated by Graduate School officials. Applicants are typically notified of admission decisions four to six weeks after a complete application has been submitted.

Transfer Credits

Please review the University policy on applying graduate credits to degree requirements.


Two types of M.Ed. plans are offered:

Students choose the remaining credits with the guidance and approval of faculty advisers. A maximum of 6 semester credits in field-based projects, problems courses, directed study, independent study, and internships may be applied to the program.

Plan I course requirements

General aspects (minimum 2 cr)

Specialization (8 cr)

Research (3 cr)

Integrating Project (4 cr)

Electives (6 cr)

Plan II course requirements

Students must complete all Plan I requirements. However, the specialization area must include a total of 12 credits in departmental courses and at least one methods of instruction course.

Note: For course descriptions and schedules, refer to the University of Minnesota Class Schedule at the University’s One Stop student services website.


Currently admitted degree-seeking or non-degree seeking students may register online for coursework.

Students who want to begin M.Ed. coursework before admission to the M.Ed. program must use the One Stop non-degree registration option.


For questions regarding the admissions process, admissions documents, or general information about the program contact:

Dr. Jeremy Hernandez
Coordinator of graduate studies

Specific questions regarding course content should be directed to the
program coordinator:

Louis Quast
Coordinator of Human Resource Development Program

Revised December 7, 2015

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