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Graduate Admissions & Aid

Our Graduate Admissions & Aid

The School of Education provides a quality education for teachers and educational leaders that is also affordable. Our graduate programs fit today's multi-tasking lifestyle, with an emphasis on diverse perspectives, discussions and experiences.

We offer our students much more than just a degree - we offer the chance to be a part of a personal and professional network like no other. Which means your graduate education can enrich your life and career long after you leave the classroom.

We have recently removed all testing requirements for admission, with a goal to make teaching more inclusive.

The first order of business is to ensure you've determined which degree is right for you. Once you're sure of that, read on for all the details on deadlines, requirements, costs, and financial aid.

Deadlines

Start of Term:
August-September

Early Admission Deadline:
July 15

Final Review Date for Rolling Admissions:
August 25

Start of Term:
January-February

Early Admission Deadline:
December 1

Final Review Date for Rolling Admissions:
January 10


Start of Term:
May

Early Admission Deadline:
May 1

Final Review Date for Rolling Admissions:
May 20

Bachelor's Degree

A Bachelor's Degree with a 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited institution.
(If you do not meet the above GPA requirement, consider provisional admission.)

Provisional Admission

If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirements for the School of Education, you may be eligible for provisional admission, which sets goals to meet over your initial classes. Contact us to discuss.

For Current Educators Seeking an Additional License

Currently hold a Tier 3 or 4 MN teaching license, or permission of the Department Chair

For EdS

A Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution. In addition, you must currently hold a Tier 3 or 4 MN teaching license or obtain permission of the Department Chair.

Application Checklist

  • Application form
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas) sent from the educational institution.
    • Submit transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
International Applicants:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
  • Transcript Evaluation: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.

  • Application form
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas) sent from the educational institution.
    • Submit transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Information regarding your current educators license

International Applicants:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
  • Transcript Evaluation: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.

  • Application form
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas) sent from the educational institution.
    • Submit transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Information regarding your current educators license or waiver from department chair

International Applicants:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
  • Transcript Evaluation: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.

  • Application form
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas) sent from the educational institution.
    • Submit transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

International Applicants:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
  • Transcript Evaluation: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.

  • Application form
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas) sent from the educational institution.
    • Submit transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Information regarding your current educators license

International Applicants:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
  • Transcript Evaluation: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.

  • Application form
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas) sent from the educational institution.
    • Submit transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Personal statement
  • Resume

International Applicants:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
  • Transcript Evaluation: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.

  • Application form
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work (unless that work was completed at the University of St. Thomas) sent from the educational institution.
    • Submit transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, Box 5, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Personal statement

International Applicants:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
  • Transcript Evaluation: All international transcripts must be reviewed by an accredited evaluation service to determine U.S. equivalency of the degree awarded and the institution awarding the degree. Applications will not be reviewed for admissions until the official review is submitted.

Graduate Tuition and Financial Aid

2020-2021 Tuition Rate: $660 per credit hour

  • Please note that determining the cost of graduate school is more adding up per-credit costs; Read about Determining the Cost of Graduate School
  • Details on Financial Aid for Graduate Programs &
  • Contact Graduate Financial Aid

Scholarships

Alumni discount: 15% discount for alumni

CUGMEC Scholarship: created to support diverse individuals seeking initial teaching licensure

O'Shaughnessy Scholarship: provides financial support for current educators who are seeking an additional licensure in reading and who are committed to serving at-risk student populations

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