Education- M.Ed. – Admissions Requirements

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Admissions Requirements

Welcome! We’re glad you’ve made the choice to go forward and apply for our Master of Education program – a comprehensive, in-depth master’s program designed to advance your teaching profession and help you be a more effective educator in and out of the classroom. Please review the admissions requirements carefully. If you have any questions, we’re happy to help: or 503.699.6268.

Application Deadline

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program accepts applications year-round. You can start your classes any term. To ensure a smooth admissions process, we advise you submit your application at least four weeks before the start of classes.

Master of Education: Admissions Requirements

Because you are applying to a master’s program at Marylhurst, we require that you hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.

Amanda Stover – Graduate Admissions Counselor

I know that for professional teachers looking to advance their careers by earning an M.Ed., this program is exceptional and our faculty are truly outstanding.  But I also know applying to graduate school is a big decision, and the requirements and process can seem confusing. I’m here to help you navigate the process and answer your questions. Feel free to reach out to me for help with your graduate admissions application.”

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M.Ed: Application Process

Here are the items you will need to submit to formally apply for the Master of Education program at Marylhurst. As you review the list, know that we’re here to help you if you have any questions about the required materials for admissions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

  • Complete the online application
    Don’t worry about finishing the application in one session. You can save your work, log out and return to the application at a later time. Your information will be saved.
  • Within the online application, you will also be directed to submit:
    • Resume (with a clear career goal stated)
    • Official transcript from the regionally accredited institution where you earned a degree
      (additional transcripts may be requested as proof of program pre-requisites).
    • Recommendations
    • Statement of intent
    • Essay or writing sample

As part of the application process, you will also be invited for an interview with program faculty. Interviews are scheduled once we receive your completed application.

Official Transcripts
Official transcripts must be received by Marylhurst University in the original unopened envelope or through approved electronic means from the originating institution. Sounds very legal, but it’s pretty straightforward: contact your previous institutions and request an official transcript to be sent directly to Marylhurst: 17600 Pacific HWY, PO Box 261, Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261. Official transcripts can also be sent via a secure delivery service such as National Student Clearinghouse, eSCRIP-SAFE, or Parchment. Directions on how to do this will also be available within the online admissions application.

Statement of Intent
This is a brief essay in which you introduce yourself and share information about your academic goals and experiences. This is not a formal academic or research paper, but it should be proofread for errors and grammar to ensure readability. This essay may be used as part of the scholarship consideration process at Marylhurst University. Please write a one-to-two page paper in 12pt. font. Make sure to include your name in the top, right-hand corner of each page. Please address the following questions:

  • Why have you chosen your course of study?
  • Why have you chosen Marylhurst University?
  • How does this degree fit into your past/current life experiences and future goals?

To submit the statement, you can upload it inside the online application portal, or email it to or FAX it to 503.699.6320.

We really simplified this process. All you will need are the names and contact information (email) for your recommenders. In the online application, you will be prompted to input their information. This sends your recommenders an email with directions on how to submit their recommendation letter. Easy, right?

We’re a writing-intensive program. To make sure you are prepared for graduate-level work, we just want to see a sample of your writing. Please submit (within the online application) a short essay (two-to-three pages) answering these questions: How will this degree serve your professional goals? What are the most important issues, other than funding, facing education/teachers and/or students?

  Are you applying as an international student?  Please review these additional requirements for graduate international student applicants.

Adding an Endorsement

If you plan to pursue an endorsement as part of your Master of Education, please also submit the following:

Begin the process by creating your online application account. That will get your admissions application started.

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