Education & Social Policy (M.S.E.) Curriculum & Admission
Upon completion of 27 graduate credit hours, the student will complete a capstone project under the guidance of their academic advisor. This project typically takes the form of a website portfolio in which the student displays the culmination of their learning throughout the coursework.
Please note: This is only a potential plan of study. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited institution or a foreign university with substantially equivalent bachelor’s degree requirements. International applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the application process well in advance of the application deadlines in order to ensure adequate time for processing of visa-related paperwork. Meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission to the program.
Fall Application Deadline
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M.S.E. in Education & Social Policy
Applicants are required to submit the following materials and meet the following requirements before the application deadline:
Complete through the KU Office of Graduate Admissions
One official copy of academic transcripts from each college or university attended
English translation of transcripts
Official transcripts from an international university must include an English translation
Statement of purpose
1-2 page statement that describes your interests related to educational policy and governance. It is recommended that you address your personal and academic background and your professional goals. In addition, please address any life experiences that have shaped your decision to pursue a master’s degree, along with personal experiences or achievements that would help you contribute to the ELPS program; to KU’s mission for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion; and to your professional aspirations once you complete the degree.
Resume or CV
Online letters of recommendation
Names and email addresses of persons to be asked to complete letters of recommendation who can provide a thorough evaluation of one’s abilities at the graduate level;
Non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency with full proficiency scores.
$65 for U.S. Residents; $85 for international applicants.