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KU Admissions for Online Graduate Education Programs

As an online graduate student at the University of Kansas School of Education, you'll join a diverse community dedicated to shaping the future of education. Our network of alumni serve as outstanding educators, administrators and service providers throughout the country and around the world, and they will be valuable resources for you throughout your program and upon graduation. A master's degree, certificate or licensure endorsement from one of U.S. News & World Report's Top 10 Best Education Schools (among public universities)1 will introduce you into the KU community and will show employers your commitment to excellence in education.

Your first step toward achieving this level of professional development is applying to the KU School of Education. Once you begin the application process, a KU Admissions Advisor will be personally assigned to you. Your University of Kansas Admissions Advisor will answer your questions and walk you through choosing a program, finishing your application, and preparing to succeed as an online student balancing school with your personal and professional life. And after you enroll, you'll be introduced to a Student Success Coordinator who will continue to support you throughout your time as an online graduate student at KU.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for graduate admission to the University of Kansas School of Education, prospective students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 should contact a KU Admissions Advisor for more information.

Additionally, please be prepared to include the following department-specific materials when applying to one of our online graduate programs:

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Curriculum and Teaching

Curriculum and Teaching

  • Completed online application form
  • Official transcript of completed bachelor’s degree* from accredited university**
  • Application fee

    • Master's degree: $65 for U.S. residents, $85 for international applicants

    • Graduate certificate: $30

    • Licensure endorsement: $30
  • Personal statement showing a clear understanding of how the degree will fit into the applicant’s career plans
  • Three letters of recommendation from qualified professional or academic references†
  • Current resume or CV
  • Proof of English proficiency (for non-native English-speaking applicants)

*Both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree are required to enroll in the online reading specialist licensure endorsement program.

**NOTE: Applicants can complete the KU admissions process with an unofficial transcript; upon acceptance, students will have to submit official transcripts before the first day of class.

†Three letters of recommendation are required for all master's degree and licensure endorsement programs. They are not required for graduate certificate programs.

Application Checklists

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

  • Completed online application form
  • Official transcript of completed bachelor’s degree from accredited university*
  • Application fee

    • Master's degree: $65 for U.S. residents, $85 for international applicants

    • Graduate certificate: $30

    • Licensure endorsement: $30
  • Personal statement showing a clear understanding of how the degree will fit into the applicant’s career plans
  • Letters of recommendation from qualified individuals

    • 1 from an immediate supervisor

    • 2 from someone in a leadership position, such as a principal, grade level chair or instructional coach
  • Current resume or CV
  • Proof of English proficiency (for non-native English-speaking applicants)

*NOTE: Applicants can complete the KU admissions process with an unofficial transcript; upon acceptance, students will have to submit official transcripts before the first day of class.

Application Checklists

Special Education

Special Education

  • Completed online application form
  • Official transcript of completed bachelor’s degree from accredited university*
  • Application fee

    • Master's degree: $65 for U.S. residents, $85 for international applicants

    • Graduate certificate: $30

    • Licensure endorsement: $30
  • Letter of introduction stating your area of interest and licensure status
  • Name, email and position for three professional references
  • Current resume or CV
  • Proof of English proficiency (for non-native English-speaking applicants)

*NOTE: Applicants can complete the KU admissions process with an unofficial transcript; upon acceptance, students will have to submit official transcripts before the first day of class.

Application Checklists

Important Dates

Aug
09
Application Deadline

August 9
Fall 2019 Term

Aug
26
Next Start

August 26
Fall 2019 Term

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Sources

  1. Retrieved on March 19, 2019, from usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/university-of-kansas-155317/overall-rankings