Applicants are expected to meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent for international students.
  • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Completion of the GRE exam with scores acceptable to the admissions committee.
  • International students must complete the Test Of English as a Foreign Language.

The application deadline is March 31st. The School of Education reserves the right to accept applications beyond the deadline, if necessary, in order to achieve a full cohort of qualified applicants.


  1. Please contact our graduate advisor to review admissions requirements for the M.Ed. program.
  2. Complete online application at
  3. Respond to all admission essay questions.
  4. Provide three letters of recommendation. Name and email address of professional references will be entered in the application.
  5. Send all official university transcripts. If requesting electronic copy from your university, official transcripts must be emailed to
  6. Send official GRE test scores. GRE registration is available at
  7. Submit TOEFL scores (only for applicants for whom English is a second language and who have not earned a degree in the United States).
  8. Pay $45 application fee. (The application and application fee differ for International Students).
  9. See the UVU Admissions Site for additional information


Tuition and student fees are established by the Utah State Board of Regents. The most recent tuition information has been updated beginning Summer 2016 and is viewable on the link below.

Tuition and student fees are subject to change without notice and will be updated as new information is released. Should a tuition increase take place, it is usually applied beginning Summer semester. Historically, tuition increases have been approximately 3%.

We encourage students to take potential tuition changes into consideration when establishing resources for financial aid.

For additional information regarding tuition see the UVU Tuition Website.

Latest Tuition and Fees


Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Financial aid is available from the federal government to students who qualify. This aid is provided in the form of Unsubsidized Stafford Loans by submitting an application via the FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Students may apply for this funding online at after they have completed taxes for the year prior to when they will start their program. For example, a student starting the program in Fall 2017 would complete the FAFSA with information from their 2016 tax return.

For additional information, contact the UVU Financial Aid Department at 801-863-8442.

Non-Resident Waivers

Recent legislation has provided new Non-resident Waivers to students that meet the academic qualifications.

In addition to unsubsidized loans, the federal Graduate PLUS loan is also available to students pursuing a graduate degree. However, before a Graduate PLUS loan can be originated for a graduate student, UVU must calculate the student's Stafford loan eligibility according to the annual and aggregate maximum amounts. We encourage graduate students to accept and maximize their unsubsidized Stafford loans before applying for a Graduate PLUS loan.

Additional Options to Help Cover Tuition

There are several resources available online which may provide additional options to help cover the cost of tuition. While UVU does not endorse any particular company, additional funding information may be found at one of the links below.

College Affordability Guide - Extensive financial aid guide including federal aid, public and private loans, payment plans, and more.

Go Grad - Financing Your MBA Degree Comprehensive list of scholarships and resources for writing a successful application.


Completion of the Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree requires successful completion of 30 credit hours of coursework within the following restrictions:

  1. Completion of all program requirements within a five (5) year time period. 

    Completion of at least 24 graduate credit hours at UVU. Students transferring to the M.Ed. program may only transfer core coursework from regionally accredited institutions in the area of statistics, although a case-by-case review by the School of Education’s Graduate Procedures Committee may provide for acceptance of three additional credit transfers.
  2. Students who already have completed requirements for, and have received an Educational Technology, ESL, Elementary STEM, Reading I, or Elementary Mathematics endorsement to their Utah teaching license, may apply a portion of these earned credits (12) toward a M.Ed. degree at UVU. An additional 24 master’s level core and elective credits are required for the M.Ed. degree.
  3. Completion of all courses with a grade of B- or better.
  4. Acceptance of Graduate project proposal by the student’s Master’s Committee, Master’s Project Oversight Committee, and the Graduate Coordinator.
  5. Completion, defense, and acceptance of a Master’s Project by your Advisory Committee, and approval by the Master’s Project Oversight Committee and the Graduate Coordinator. The culminating Master’s project will be evaluated according to the criteria on a rubric (see Appendix) developed by the Master’s Project Oversight Committee.
  6. Submission of two printed and bound copies of an approved Master’s project.
  7. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 - 36 graduate program credits, including successful completion of required courses (18 -21 credits) and successful completion of courses for either the Models of Instruction, Educational Technology, Elementary STEM, Reading I, Elementary Math, or the ESL emphasis (12 credits).

GRE EXAM Information

The GRE is offered year-round and tests potential graduate students in four areas:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Skills

Test-takers receive three scores: one each for verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing. It is primarily a computer-based test. It can be given on paper, however, if the computer-based test isn't available.

The test costs $205 (USD) worldwide.

Testing location and registration may be found at Test Center and Dates. Test results may be sent directly to UVU by using this school code - 4181.


Many test preparation resources are available with some being listed below.

  • The official site for the GRE exam is at
  • Self-study with online help tools, or the Official GRE Super Power Pack, may work for motivated individuals who have a clear understanding of their weak spots.
  • Courses taught by skilled instructors are available in many locations. This may be a great option for students who do better in a classroom learning environment and may be completed over a few, short weeks.
  • Online resources provide a level of convenience for students needing additional flexibility in the schedules.


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