College of Education > Academics > Teacher Education > Graduate Programs > Early Childhood Education (MA/MEd) > Admission Requirements
To be eligible to enroll in the
Early Childhood Education master's degree program, students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
A complete application to the Early Childhood Education program will include the following materials:
Applicants who have earned a degree outside of the U.S. or who will be considered international students must submit additional materials. Visit our International Students page for more information.
Applicants can upload supplemental application materials, send requests for letters of recommendation, and pay the application fee through our online application system.
The Early Childhood Education program admits new students every quarter: fall, winter, spring and summer. It offers rolling admission, but the regular deadlines are set to assure students full consideration for admission and financial aid. The program will continue to accept and process applications after the regular deadline if space is available.
Applicants typically receive an admission decision 3-4 weeks after submitting a complete application.
Learn more about the Early Childhood Education graduate program and meet with program faculty at an upcoming
Our Graduate Ambassadors are here to answer any questions you might have and give you a glimpse into the real-life experiences of a graduate student in the College of Education.
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