Evening & Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Education

Admission Requirements

Apply Now! USM’s Master of Arts in Education degree program is very affordably priced for the quality of education offered.

To attend, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. You will also need to schedule an interview with your program coordinator or department chair.

To apply, you must provide:

  • A completed application and $25 application fee

  • Official transcripts from the school where you completed your bachelor’s degree (Unofficial transcripts may be requested from schools where prerequisite coursework was completed and unofficial transcripts should be submitted for any previous graduate work)

  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Admission on a probationary status may be available to those with lower undergraduate GPAs. Students admitted on a probationary status must earn a grade of B (3.0) or higher in their first six credit hours at USM

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • An essay focusing on your teaching and learning philosophy

Transferring Credits

You can request to transfer up to six credit hours of applicable coursework from another graduate program toward the USM master’s in education degree.

We recommend that application materials be submitted at least 30 days prior to the start of the term in which you wish to enroll.

Mail all application materials to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Saint Mary Overland Park Campus
4500 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211