M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction

  • Admission & Application Requirements

    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 (priority)
    • Fall: July 1 (priority)
    • Spring: November 15 (priority)
  • 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 in Education from an accredited institution
     

    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 a 250-300 word essay on educational philosophy and professional goals.

    • 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. Minimum of 1 year documented teaching experience or comparable human service experience
     
    • 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.
    • If you have not submitted contact information yet, select “Continue” to go into your application and complete program app and school official information.
    • After clicking “Submit Application” you will need to contact the Graduate Studies Office for any school official information changes.
    • The indicated school official will receive an e-mail from the Graduate Studies Office asking them to fill out the teaching verification form.
    • To check the status of your verification form later, select “Summary” in the Applications tab.