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How to Apply


The Masters of Science in Education program reviews applications three times a year - on or around April 15, July 15, and November 15.

Go to the Graduate College website to start the online application (or paper) process. Use the directions provided there. Required materials to submit with application:

  1. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (General test – Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing).  GRE is waived for those applicants who have a 3.0 GPA or higher AND 3 years professional experience in a field related to the MS in Education degree (you will need to contact the program coordinator to alert her to your application needing to be reviewed without GREs);
  2. Transcripts of all university/community college work (we would like to see at least a 3.0 GPA**, but will look at other materials if you fall below)
  3. Two letters of professional recommendation speaking to the applicant’s success and/or potential as a professional teacher of students in grades PreK-12 and potential for success as a graduate student.
  4. Resume
  5. Written statement of application to the M.S. in Education.  (Contents of the written statement are concentration-specific.  Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at hhrobbins@radford.edu for details on what to include.)

**Applicants who do not meet all the above admission criteria (e.g. fall short on GPA or below certain test scores) may still apply, but evaluation of such applicants may require additional compensatory application materials (e.g. an interview with program area faculty; and/or documentation of successful teaching experience; and/or professional work or life experiences that attest to personal growth and potential in graduate studies, beyond that represented by test scores or GPA). You will be contacted after you apply if we wish for you to submit additional materials.