Master’s Programs

Please note: All Fall 2020 Master's Application Deadlines (except Early Childhood Education) have been extended to June 15, 2020 due to COVID-19

Ranked among the top 50 graduate schools of education in the country by US News and World Report, the College of Education offers Master of Education (MEd) programs with a variety of pathways for teachers, non-teachers, scholars and practitioners alike.

Choosing an MEd program

Need help deciding which of our MEd programs is right for you? Check our guide to UIC's MEd programs.

Why choose UIC for your M.Ed.?

Faculty leadership and support

The strength of our graduate programs comes from our faculty’s talents and deep commitment to student success. Every year, at least 70% of our MEd courses are taught by faculty. 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 with working and busy students in mind. All the MEd degrees can be completed part-time, the only exception being the accelerated 12-month program for the MEd in Science Education. All MEd courses are held in the evenings, Monday through Thursday.

GRE/testing requirements

None of our MEd programs require the GRE, with the exception of the Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics & Assessment (MESA) program.

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.

Master's Programs Deadlines

*Please note all Fall 2020 Master's Application Deadlines have been extended to June 15, 2020 (except Early Childhood Education) due to COVID-19
Program Spring Deadline Summer Deadline Fall Deadline*
Early Childhood Education None None March 15
Educational Policy Studies October 1 February 1 May 15* Extended to June 15 for 2020
Educational Studies November 1 March 15 May 15* Extended to June 15 for 2020
Language, Literacies & Learning October 1 March 15 May 15 (March 15 priority deadline)* Extended to June 15 for 2020
MESA October 1 None March 15* Extended to June 15 for 2020
MESA Online December 1 May 15 August 1
Science Education November 1 February 1 May 15* Extended to June 15 for 2020
Special Education October 1 February 1 March 15* Extended to June 15 for 2020
Urban Higher Education November 1 None May 15* Extended to June 15 for 2020
Youth Development None None March 15* Extended to June 15 for 2020

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