Admission Requirements

Students studying in Strong Hall lobby

In making admission decisions, our faculty considers evidence of your academic and professional potential and the availability of departmental resources to meet your individual needs.

To gain admission into the Master of Science in education, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a valid certificate to teach secondary education
  • Completed a minimum of 24 hours in either undergraduate history or undergraduate social science
    Six hours in world history or Western civilization and six hours of U.S. survey. The remaining 12 hours should be taken in upper division courses from ancient, European, American, African, Asian or Latin American areas.

If you do not meet every requirement listed above, you may be considered for admission on the basis of individual merit and be accepted on a probationary status. If you are lacking required courses, you may still be considered for admission but will be expected to complete those prerequisites without graduate credit being awarded for those courses.

International students

If you are an international student, you are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. This requirement can be satisfied by submitting proof of a Test of English as a Foreign Language score of 550. Please visit International Services for more information.