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M.Ed. in Professional Studies Programs Admission


What we look for

Candidates that have already achieved an undergraduate degree and professional experience that want to further their professional practice in education while advancing their career skills and leadership capacity in their chosen program area.

Dates and deadlines

Priority Admissions:

  • December 15 (spring start). Earlier application encouraged for Spring semester.
  • April 30 (summer start)
  • July 31 (fall start)

Required application documents

A bachelor's degree and 2.80 GPA is required.

To apply you need:

  • Unofficial transcripts. Upload your transcripts into the application system; please do not mail your transcripts. Official transcripts are required only after you are admitted.
  • Resume. Tailor your resume to focus on relevant academic and work experience.
  • Personal statement. Describe your career goals and rationale for pursuing your M.Ed. Limit: 1 page.

International applicants

International applicants may also need:

  • An English translation of your transcripts, if the transcript is not in English.
  • A course by course evaluation may be required.
  • TOEFL scores. Official TOEFL scores are required. You may qualify for an exception if you 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. UMN TOEFL score requirements and submission guidelines. TOEFL registration and score submission

  • Early application is advised to ensure timely admission.

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfer credits: 12

Credits may have been taken at UMN, or at another institution. Credits must be at the graduate level and must be approved by a faculty adviser.

  1. Contact the academic adviser (for contact info, see below) to arrange to work with a faculty adviser to have your courses approved
  2. After the faculty adviser approves your transfer courses, fill out the Academic Policy Petition.

Financial Aid

Graduate students are eligible to apply for fellowships and research and teaching assistantships.

Scholarships, grants, loans and loan forgiveness are available. More cost information is on the CE+HD site.

How to Apply

Before applying online, go through the application checklist to ensure you have all the required materials. We are here to help! If you have questions, please contact the academic advisor in your program area.

Application Checklist

Talk to an Advisor

Contact an advisor

Drew Hatton - M.Ed. in Math

Michelle McElroy - M.Ed. Advisor in English, Literacy, Learning Technologies, Second Language Education

Anna Schick - M.Ed. Arts in Education

Download and refer to this tip sheet as you work through the application. The included directions will help you complete your application quickly and smoothly.