Skip to main content Skip to main content

GRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program Application Requirements

In order to apply to the MAT program for Special Education or Elementary Education, applicants must meet the following requirement:

  • Students must indicate completion of a degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0. If a candidate holds a GPA lower than 3.0, a combination of GPA and a minimum score of 160 on the verbal reasoning section of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) will be evaluated. GRE scores should be sent directly from ETS GRE to MSU Denver using the school code 4505. For more information and to register for the GRE, please visit www.ets.org/gre.

In addition to the above requirement, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Completed MSU Denver Graduate Application 
  • Graduate Application Fee
    • $50 fee paid online through the online MSU Denver Graduate Application
  • ALL official transcripts. (Please note: you do not need to provide MSU Denver transcripts if you attended here in the past)
    • Electronic submission is the preferred method. Have official electronic transcripts sent directly from the institution to: education@msudenver.edu
    • Official hard copy transcripts can be mailed to:
      MSU Denver
      Master of Arts in Teaching Program
      Campus Box 21, P.O. Box 173362
      Denver, CO 80217-3362
  • Supplemental Documents (uploaded as part of the MSU Denver Graduate Application):
    • Resume
    • Personal Statement - Please submit a personal statement addressing the points below. Submissions must be two pages, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font, and with one-inch margins.  Document must be must be .PDF or .DOC/.DOCX format.  Please note: applicants who are applying for the Autism & Significant Support Needs Certificate concurrently with a Master of Arts in Teaching program should combine their personal statements for both programs, and the length of the combined statements should be 3 pages total and should specifically address both programs.
      • Your reason for pursuing this degree and licensure.
      • Your experiences and/or qualities that will benefit you as you pursue this degree and licensure.
      • Your reason for pursuing this degree and licensure at MSU Denver, specifically.
  • International Student Admissions Documents (if required)



Autism and Significant Support Needs Certificate Application Requirements

In order to apply to the certificate program, applicants must meet the following requirement:

  • Students must have a minimum of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

 In addition to the above requirements, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Completed MSU Denver Graduate Application
  • Graduate Application Fee
    • $50 fee paid online through the online MSU Denver Graduate Application
  • ALL official transcripts. (Please note: you do not need to provide MSU Denver transcripts if you attended here in the past)
    • Electronic submission is the preferred method. Have official electronic transcripts sent directly from the institution to: education@msudenver.edu
    • Official hard copy transcripts can be mailed to:
      MSU Denver
      Master of Arts in Teaching Program
      Campus Box 21, P.O. Box 173362
      Denver, CO 80217-3362
  • Supplemental Documents (uploaded as part of the MSU Denver Graduate Application):
    • Resume
    • Personal Statement - Please submit a personal statement addressing the points below. Submissions must be one page, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font, and with one-inch margins.  Document must be must be .PDF or .DOC/.DOCX format.  Please note: If you are applying for admission to this program concurrently with application for the Master of Arts in Teaching, please refer to the requirements listed above under "Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program Admission Requirements".
      • Your reason for pursuing this certificate.
      • Your experiences and/or qualities that will benefit you as you pursue this certificate.
      • Your reason for pursuing this certificate at MSU Denver, specifically.

 

Non-Degree Seeking Application Requirements

In order to be accepted as a non-degree-seeking graduate student in the School of Education, applicants must meet the following requirement:

  • Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited institution and must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA or a GPA from the last 30 hours completed of 3.00 or higher.

In addition to the above requirement, non-degree-seeking applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Completed MSU Denver Graduate Application
  • Graduate Application Fee
    • $50 fee paid online through the online MSU Denver Graduate Application
  • ALL official transcripts. (Please note: you do not need to provide MSU Denver transcripts if you attended here in the past)
    • Electronic submission is the preferred method. Have official electronic transcripts sent directly from the institution to: education@msudenver.edu
    • Official hard copy transcripts can be mailed to:
      MSU Denver
      Master of Arts in Teaching Program
      Campus Box 21, P.O. Box 173362
      Denver, CO 80217-3362
  • Supplemental Documents (uploaded as part of the MSU Denver Graduate Application):
    • Resume

Edit this page