The MA and the MAT in Teaching and Learning with a focus in Foreign Language & ESL Education are awarded by the Graduate College. The MA and the MAT are non-thesis degrees. The University also offers a PhD in Foreign Language & ESL Education.
Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).
Estimated Cost of Attendance
Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.
For the MA program:
- Fall Semester admission—January 5 to be considered for departmental financial assistance. On a rolling basis after that date.
- Spring Semester—October 1
- Summer Session—not offered
For the MAT program:
- Summer or Fall 2018
- March 1, 2018 Priority Deadline
- May 1, 2018 Rolling Deadline
- Spring 2019
- October 1, 2018 Priority Deadline
- December 1, 2018 Rolling Deadline
- Summer or Fall 2019
- March 1, 2019 Priority Deadline
- May 1, 2019 Rolling Deadline
MAT applicants should refer here for the TEP application
The graduate application process has two steps
- You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
- Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email instructing you on how to upload your supporting documents and submit letters of recommendation. A few programs require materials be sent directly to them. However, almost all supplemental material can and should be uploaded from your Admissions Profile in MyUI, our online service center for applicants and students. You can only access this AFTER you have submitted your application.
Degree Program Supplemental Materials
- A statement of purpose explaining your graduate study and professional goals (MA applicants only)
- A Teacher Education Program Application (MAT/Certificate applicants only)
- All materials must be submitted in English.
The application requirement section of your Profile includes an electronic letter of recommendation feature. If your program of study requires letters of recommendation, you will be asked to give the contact information of your recommenders including their email on your Admissions Profile. The recommender will then get an email giving them instructions on how to upload the recommendation letter and/or form.
- Three letters of recommendation
Materials to send to Admissions
- A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile. If you are admitted, official transcripts will be required before your enrollment. For international records, all records should bear the original stamp or seal of the institution and the signature of a school official. Documents not in English must be accompanied by a complete, literal, English translation, certified by the issuing institution.
- Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681).
- International students must send their official TOEFL scores from Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681).
- Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.