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Application Process for the M.Ed. in Adult & Higher Education 

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During the online application process you will be asked to submit the following materials.

  1. Completed Graduate School Application
  2. GPA calculation sheet (The form is provided during the application process.)
  3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  4. Documentation of verbal and quantitative skills needed for the degree  Do one of the following:
    1. Submit official GRE (minimum Verbal 150, Quantitative 145) or MAT scores (minimum 390) to Montana State University (code 4488).
  5. Academic Transcripts – Provide official transcripts verifying all Bachelors degree course work submitted directly to the Department of Education Graduate Programs Office, 215 Reid Hall, PO Box 172880, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717. Electronic transcripts are also acceptable as long as they arrive directly from the applicants certifying university. Please have electronic transcripts sent to edgrad@montana.edu. Transcripts will be evaluated for rigor and academic fit.
  6. Personal essay – The suggested length is 2-3 pages, double-spaced. Briefly describe your background, prior professional and leadership experience, why you are interested in our program, and how you plan to use your degree.
  7. Three (3) professional references – The letters should be from individuals qualified to assess your ability and potential as a graduate student and/or be able to attest to your work ethic and professionalism. References from relatives are not acceptable.
  8. For International Applicants ONLY: In addition to the above, International applicants will be required to submit the following:
    1. English proficiency scores: TOEFL [80], IELTS [level 6.5], or PTE [54], are necessary for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. For more information on the International application process, see this link: http://www.montana.edu/gradschool/policy/admissions_intl.html
    2. Evidence of Financial Support: International Student Financial Certificate
    3. Proof of funds (if self-funded)
    4. Copy of applicant’s passport
    5. Degree certificates as well as an English translation for all non-English academic transcripts and credentials. Photocopies can be used to initiate the application process; however, official transcripts/credentials are still required upon admission.
       

Application Process for the Doctor of Education in Adult & Higher Education 

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During the online application process you will be asked to submit the following materials.

  1. Completed Graduate School Application
  2. GPA calculation sheet (The form is provided during the application process.)
  3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  4. Documentation of verbal and quantitative skills needed for the degree: Submit official GRE (minimum Verbal 150, Quantitative 145) or MAT scores (minimum 390) sent from the testing agency to Montana State University (code 4488).
  5. Academic Transcripts: Applicants must provide official transcripts verifying all Bachelors degree and Masters degree course work.Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded during the application process. Official transcripts must be sent from the Institution directly to the Department of Education Graduate Programs Office, 215 Reid Hall, PO Box 172880, Montana State University, 59717. Electronic transcripts are also acceptable as long as they arrive directly from the applicants certifying university. Please have electronic transcripts sent to edgrad@montana.edu. Transcripts will be evaluated for rigor and academic fit. 
  6. Personal essay: Suggested length is 2-3 pages, double-spaced. The applicant should briefly describe the following:
    1. Background;
    2. Prior professional and leadership experience;
    3. Why the interest in the EdD program; and
    4. How the applicant plans to use the degree.
  7. Three (3) professional references: The letters should be from individuals qualified to assess the following:
    1. Applicant's ability and potential as a graduate student;
    2. Attest to the applicants work ethic and professionalism; and
    3. References from relatives are not acceptable.
  8. For International Applicants ONLY: In addition to the above, International applicants will be required to submit the following:
    1. English proficiency scores: TOEFL [80], IELTS [level 6.5], or PTE [54], are necessary for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. For more information on the International application process, see this link: http://www.montana.edu/gradschool/policy/admissions_intl.html
    2. Evidence of Financial Support: International Student Financial Certificate
    3. Proof of funds (if self-funded)
    4. Copy of applicant’s passport
    5. Degree certificates as well as an English translation for all non-English academic transcripts and credentials. Photocopies can be used to initiate the application process; however, official transcripts/credentials are still required upon admission.

Application Process for the PhD in EducationAdult & Higher Education 

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During the online application process you will be asked to submit the following materials.

  1. Completed Graduate School Application
  2. GPA calculation sheet (The form is provided during the application process.)
  3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  4. Documentation of verbal and quantitative skills needed for the degree: Submit official GRE (minimum Verbal 155, Quantitative 150) sent from the testing agency to Montana State University (code 4488).
  5. Academic Transcripts: Applicants must provide Official transcripts verifying all Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree coursework.Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded during the online application process. Official transcripts must be sent from the Institution directly to the Department of Education Graduate Programs Office, 215 Reid Hall, PO Box 172880, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717.  Electronic transcripts are also acceptable as long as they arrive directly from the applicants’ certifying university. Please have electronic transcripts sent to edgrad@montana.edu. Transcripts will be evaluated for rigor and academic fit.
  6. Personal Essay: Suggested length is 2-3 typed, double-spaced pages. The applicant should briefly describe the following:
    1. Education and other educational professional experiences;
    2. Research interests and experience including alignment with faculty interests and expertise and an example of research experiences using educational theory, research methods, and application; and
    3. Professional goals.
  7. Three (3) Professional References: The letters should be from individuals qualified to assess the following:
    1. Knowledge in chosen field;
    2. Motivation and perseverance toward goals;
    3. Ability to work independently;
    4. Ability to express thoughts in speech and writing;
    5. Ability/potential for college teaching; and
    6. Ability to plan and conduct research.
  8. For International Applicants ONLY: In addition to the above, International applicants will be required to submit the following:
    1. English proficiency scores: TOEFL [80], IELTS [level 6.5], or PTE [54], are necessary for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. For more information on the International application process, see this link: http://www.montana.edu/gradschool/policy/admissions_intl.html
    2. Evidence of Financial Support: International Student Financial Certificate
    3. Proof of funds (if self-funded)
    4. Copy of applicant’s passport
    5. Degree certificates as well as an English translation for all non-English academic transcripts and credentials. Photocopies can be used to initiate the application process; however, official transcripts/credentials are still required upon admission.

*Note: Applicants may be contacted for an interview by the program specific applicant review committee.


Application Deadlines

Complete applications will be reviewed by members of the Graduate Admissions Committee who then convene to make final admission decisions. Once a decision has been made the application will be forwarded to The Graduate School for final administrative processing.  Please note that the application review process will begin on the application deadline dates and not before. We hope that you are interested in our program!  We strongly suggest that you contact one of our faculty by e-mail or phone for further information and before applying. We would like to get to know you as early as possible. E-mail addresses of our faculty are listed on the Masters, EdD, and PhD Program pages.

Below are the deadlines by which all of the application materials for the MEd in Adult & Higher Education  must be submitted via the online application system. By submitting materials by the deadline, accepted students may be eligible for early registration. In order for a graduate degree application to be reviewed for admission, all required application documents must be submitted prior to the department's posted deadline. Applications received after the deadline may be reviewed for acceptance on a case-by-case basis.

Fall Semester:  April 1st
Summer Semester:  April 1st

Below is the deadline by which all of the application materials for the EdD in Adult & Higher Education must be submitted via the online application system. Students matriculate into the EdD program in the fall semester only. Applications to the EdD programs are reviewed once per year at the April 1 deadline. Applications received after the deadline may be reviewed for acceptance on a case-by-case basis.

Fall Semester:  April 1st

Below is the deadline by which all of the application materials for the PhD in Education must be submitted via the online application system. Students matriculate into the PhD program in the fall semester only. Applications to the PhD programs are reviewed once per year at the April 1 deadline. Applications received after the deadline may be reviewed for acceptance on a case-by-case basis.

Fall Semester:  April 1st

Note to applicants interested in graduate assistantships: In order to facilitate the process of soliciting a graduate assistantship, the Adult and Higher Education program has established a priority deadline of February 1st. All complete applications received by February 1st will be reviewed early to allow ample time for applicants to apply for graduate assistantship opportunities well in advance of the April 15th common graduate program decision deadline. Applicants who apply after February 1st can still apply for open graduate assistantships, but applications received after February 1st will be reviewed after the April 1st deadline.


Contact Information

Micki MacGregor, Graduate Program Coordinator
PO Box 172880
Montana State University
Reid Hall 215, Bozeman, MT 59717-2880 
edgrad@montana.edu