KU admissions for online graduate education programs

As an online graduate student at the University of Kansas School of Education and Human Sciences, 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.

Your first step toward achieving this level of professional development is applying to the KU School of Education and Human Sciences. Once you begin the application process, a KU admissions outreach advisor will be personally assigned to you. Your University of Kansas admissions outreach 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.

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The whole application and enrollment process was very, very easy and that was due in part to having a student success coordinator to reach out to for very complex questions and also very simple questions and having them there readily available by email or by phone to answer any question, no matter what it dealt with for the process. For me, I felt like the application enrollment process just went so smoothly and I was very glad to get that email that said ‘you're officially admitted'.
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M.S.E. TESOL, August 2021

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for graduate admission to the University of Kansas School of Education and Human Sciences, 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 outreach advisor for more information.

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

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.

**Official transcripts are required prior to the 2nd semester. An enrollment hold is placed on students who do not have official transcripts on file and they won't be able to enroll for their second semester..

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

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Application Deadline
August 12
Fall 2024 Term
Next Start
August 26
Fall 2024 Term