Evening & Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Education: Special Education

Admission Requirements

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

To qualify for the program, you must meet the following minimum admissiosn requirements:

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • An undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Two letters of recommendation.

  • Teaching Certification.

  • Exceptional child course at the undergraduate level.

To Apply For Admissions

  • 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

Mail all application materials to:
Graduate Admissions
University of Saint Mary Overland Park Campus
11413 Pflumm Road
Overland Park, KS 66215