Admissions: MEd in Professional Studies

What we look for

We look for professionals and licensed teachers that have already achieved an undergraduate degree and professional experience and who want to advance their career 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 MEd Limit: 1 page.

How to Apply

Before applying online, make sure you have all the required materials. Download and refer to this application tip sheet as you work through the application. The included directions will help you complete your application quickly and smoothly.

We are here to help! If you have questions, please contact the academic advisor in your program area (see below).

Talk to an Advisor

Monarch Justice, MEd in mathematics

Michelle McElroy, MEd in English, learning technologies, second language education

Gao Nue Xiong, MEd in arts in education

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.

Tuition and aid

All master's degree programs in CEHD have the same cost per credit hour. The University of Minnesota tuition operates on a credit band where there is a flat rate for tuition each semester when taking 12 - 24 credits.

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.
  • International students with F-1 visas may take no more than the equivalent of one completely online education class (or 3 credits per semester) and count it towards their full-time course requirement. Full-time enrollment for graduate students is 6 credits.