Admission Requirements

Students entering the program must be able and willing to commit themselves to a program that requires time and intense work. Students must show strong promise to do rigorous, critical, and creative intellectual work; be critically self-reflective about their ideas, attitudes, and values; and be committed to the academic goals of the program. 

  • A completed College of Education graduate application
  • A bachelor’s degree conferred by an accredited, recognized institution
  • A previous grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Three academic letters of reference
  • Resume
  • A written, personal statement indicating reasons for wanting to enter the program and what the candidate has done since receiving a bachelor's degree
  • An interview with the admissions committee of the Social and Cultural Foundations in Education Master's Program may be requested
  • A writing sample (e.g., a term paper, seminar paper, or senior thesis or portion thereof)