We look forward to your application to the youth development leadership MEd program.
Applications are accepted on a year-round basis, though core courses are taken with a cohort and begin in the fall. Students seeking financial aid need to complete the the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) They also can apply for graduate student assistantships
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
Applicants are not required to take the GRE exam. If you have scores, you can submit them.
If you are an international student and English is not your native language, submit English proficiency scores. More information about English proficiency exams, including minimum scores required, can be found on the Graduate School website.
You can still apply if your scores are below the recommended level. Depending on admission decision, you may be required to take an English course your first semester.
A personal statement describing your career goals and rationale for interest in the program (limit of two pages). The program requires at least one year, and recommends two years, of experience working with youth.
If your undergraduate GPA is below a 2.80 overall, or you have circumstances about which you wish to provide more information.
The application fee must be paid online with a credit card. Current application fee information can be found on the Graduate School website.
Two letters of recommendation, from individuals (e.g. administrators, colleagues, or instructors) familiar with your performance, and who can attest to your capacity for youth development leadership.Recommenders must submit these letters electronically using Apply Yourself.
Begin or resume your application through the Office of Graduate School Admissions website. Be sure to save your PIN number and password so you can work on the application over time. Take your time and follow the instructions carefully! Once your application is submitted, you will no longer be able to make changes.
As your application is reviewed, you will receive email notifications of your status. Your decision will be emailed to you once your application has been carefully reviewed by the admissions committee, and all transcripts and credentials are authenticated by the Graduate School. Applicants are typically notified of admissions decisions four to six weeks after their complete application has been submitted. Incomplete applications cannot be reviewed.
Official UMN admissions criteria for the Youth Development Leadership M.Ed. is available on the University Catalog website.