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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements:

  • Completed master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.
  • GRE scores are not required.

Application dates

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

    To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
    Fall, regular semester and first 8-week session July 1 Late August
    Fall, second 8-week session Sept. 1 Mid-October
    Spring, regular semester and first 8-week session Dec. 1 Mid-January
    Spring, second 8-week session Feb. 1 Early April
    Summer May 1 Early June

    Gather your papers

    Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

    • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
    • Two letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of university faculty members, employment-related professionals, etc. who can attest to your intellectual, experiential and interpersonal abilities. The Graduate School will contact your references with instructions regarding the letters.
    • Résumé or CV.
    • Statement of purpose.
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English. For information on sending test scores, visit the Grad School website.

    Complete the online application

    Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

    • Upload the above documents in the online application
    • Degree/delivery: Educational Specialist Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
    • Academic program: Learning Technologies and Design/Online Education-Distance (EdSp)

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    Learn more about this program

    This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
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