Education, M.A. – Admission Requirements

To apply for the Education M.A. program, you must:
  • Complete and submit the Graduate Application for Admission
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended (except Marshall University) be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office
  • Submit official Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores. Applicants should score 800 or above on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE or at least 387 on the MAT
Multiple criteria are used in arriving at decisions to admit students to the master’s degree programs in Education. Each applicant is evaluated with reference to undergraduate grade point average, GRE or MAT scores, and performance in any prior graduate courses. Flexibility is maintained in applying the criteria to individual cases. In practice, superior performance in one criterion may compensate for failing to meet the required standard on another. An applicant who does not meet minimum requirements for admission may be granted provisional admission. Provisionally admitted students may be directed to complete certain courses up to 12 credit hours. If a 3.0 GPA is maintained in those courses, then the applicant will be fully admitted to the degree program no later than completion of the 12th credit hour.