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Admissions Process

To apply for a Master’s degree program in secondary education at MSU, you must have a teaching license in your chosen area of study.

How to Apply

  1. Apply Online on the Office of the Graduate School website.
  2. Submit the following with your online application:
    • A statement of purpose describing your interest in the degree program and career goals.
    • Email contact info for three references. They will be asked to submit electronic letters of reference.
  3. Have sent to MSU:
    • GRE scores
    • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

Required Materials

Required Materials for Graduate Applications in Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education:

  • Online application
  • GRE scores
    • GRE scores are a key indicator of potential for success in the secondary Master’s program. Applicants with lower and/or older (7-10 years or more) GRE scores should ask the Graduate Coordinator to review and make a recommendation about retaking the GRE.
  • Three letters of recommendation from educators, professors and/or former employers
  • Statement of purpose (including years of teaching experience)
  • Official transcript from each university attended
  • Copy of teaching certificate or verification of eligibility for licensure