MA TESL Admission & Application Requirements

Minnesota State University Moorhead has made a very difficult decision to close the Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language program. As of September 2020, no new applications will be processed for admission to this program. Please be advised that your application has been closed.

If you need additional information, please contact the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning.

Deadlines

Applications are often accepted after the deadlines posted below when space is available. Please contact the Graduate Studies Office if you have questions.

  • Summer: April 15 (flexible)
  • Fall: April 15 (flexible)
  • Spring: November 15 (flexible)
Admission Requirement
Instructions
  1. Online graduate application
  1. $35 Non-Refundable application fee for all graduate applications

After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

  • Log in to eServices with your StarID.
  • Click on Bills and Payment, and you will be able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
  1. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Contact ALL the colleges and universities you have attended and have your transcripts sent to:

Graduate Studies Office, MSU Moorhead
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563

You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; no specific major is required

This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department.

  1. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for the last 30 semester credits

This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department.

  1. Essay

Prepare an essay stating (a) your professional experience and (b) your future goals. Put your name on all pages.

  • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
  • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
  • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
  • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
  1. Teaching English as a Second Language Application Form
  • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
  • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
  • Select “Continue” to access the extended program application and fill in all information. Be sure to “Submit Application” when you have completed all aspects.