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Social and Cultural Studies in Education

Admission to Master's Degree at KU

The University of Kansas is a great place to pursue a graduate degree, since graduate education is central to KU’s mission of learning, scholarship and creative activity.  We invite you to explore our graduate degree information, review our student resources, and learn more on our knowledgeable faculty and the vibrant community of Lawrence, Kansas. 

Once you’ve decided to apply, use the Apply Now button on this page to get started! Please note that KU does not accept paper applications for admission.  The online application is designed to give you the ability to submit all supporting documents in one form. 

Not sure of how to proceed? We’ve created a Graduate Application Checklist, just for you!

Application Deadlines for Master's Degree in Social and Cultural Studies in Education

March 1 (priority) and July 1 (final) application deadlines to begin in the Fall Semester
Oct 1 (priority) and Dec 1 (final) application deadlines to begin in the Spring Semester 
April 1 (priority) and May 1 (final) application deadlines to begin in the Summer Semester

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 to ensure adequate time for processing of visa-related paperwork. Meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission to the program.

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