The MS, MAT, and PhD in Science Education are awarded by the Graduate College. The MS is thesis program only. The MAT is a nonthesis program.

Admission Requirements

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.

Application Deadlines

For MAT applicants:

  • Summer or fall
    • March 1 Priority Deadline
      • May 1 Rolling Deadline
  • Spring
    • Oct. 1 Priority Deadline
      • Dec. 1 Rolling Deadline

* Three semesters of science methods/practicum courses must be taken before the student teaching semester begins in the fall.

For MS and PhD applicants:

  • Fall semester—Jan. 15 (Faculty will review all graduate applications for admission and assistantships—including those submitted by international students—beginning Jan. 15. Assistantships will not be offered until late March. Applications received after Jan. 15 will be considered only if space and funding are available.)
  • Spring semester—Dec. 1 (Oct. 1 for international students)
  • Summer session—April 15 (March 1 for international students)
Application Procedures

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.

GRE scores are not required for this program.

Degree Program Supplemental Materials

  • MAT applicants must also be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and submit a Teacher Education Program Application
  • MAT candidates must also do a formal interview with faculty 
  • PhD/MS programs require an academic writing sample and a statement of purpose describing your reasons for pursuing graduate work and your goals for graduate study.


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.
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.


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