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
- December 15 (spring start): Earlier application encouraged for spring
- 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
- 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
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
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.
- Contact the academic adviser (for contact info, see below) to arrange to work with a faculty
adviser to have your courses approved
- 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 -
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
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
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.