Master’s Programs

The UIC College of Education offers a unique experience as a public institution deeply embedded in and committed to Chicago, its students, and their families to make real change and develop new knowledge around education.

Our Master of Education (MEd) programs are for people who are or want to become teachers, researchers, and educational leaders. Our master's students work with our faculty and community partners to develop research and practical experience in Chicago's public schools and community-based organizations.

Getting started

Our master's programs

Why choose UIC for your master's degree?

Faculty leadership and support

The strength of our graduate programs comes from our faculty’s talents and commitment to students. At least 70% of our master’s courses are taught by faculty each year. Our faculty and graduate student networks reach every neighborhood of Chicago, providing our students with expansive options for pursuing community-engaged work and scholarship.

Flexible course schedule for busy students

Our master’s programs are designed for working students. All the master’s degrees can be completed part-time, the only exception being the accelerated 12-month program for the Master’s in Science Education (Strand A). All master’s courses are held in the evenings, Monday through Thursday.

GRE/testing requirements

We do not require the GRE. It is preferred for the Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics & Assessment (MESA) program, but not required.

Funding and awards: fellowships, grants, waivers, and more

Once you are admitted, you can apply for scholarships, grants, and graduate assistantships to cover all or part of your tuition. Funding options will depend on which program you enroll in, as well as your academic and/or professional qualifications.

The UIC Graduate College is a great source of information to start learning about the many funding and award opportunities for UIC graduate students. UIC graduate tuition is posted here.

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