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Admission Process

Whether you are currently teaching or have decided a career in education is for you, the Augsburg Master of Arts in Education program can provide the training you need to take the next step. Our accredited program allows you the option to obtain your initial teaching license, get a second license or endorsement, and complete a master’s degree in education.

Ready to go back to school? There are many ways to get started.

  • Fill out the inquiry form
  • Call our office today at 612-330-1101 and schedule a one-on-one session with an advisor
  • Attend an Information Session
  • Visit campus and take a tour
  • Email us at

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Application Deadlines

Fall Term

  • Priority deadline is July 1
  • Final deadline is August 1

Spring Term

  • Priority deadline is Nov. 15
  • Final deadline is Dec. 15

Summer Term

  • Priority deadline is March 15
  • Final deadline is April 15
NOTE: Prospective students who are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree or teachers who would like to earn a license at the undergraduate level without pursuing a master’s degree should contact Adult Undergraduate (AU) Admissions at 612-330-1001 or for more information.

Application Checklist

  • Complete the application form
  • Send $35 non-refundable application fee to the Augsburg Graduate Studies Admissions Office. Fee is waived if the online application form is used.
  • As part of the application form, please submit a personal summary outlining your educational and work history, future career objectives and reasons for wanting to attend Augsburg.
  • Official transcripts for every undergraduate credit that were part of your bachelor’s degree are needed for the graduate application process. Your bachelor’s degree must be earned from a regionally accredited institution. All transfer credits that count toward your bachelor’s degree must be reflected on their original transcripts including PSEO credits. Transcripts from any previous graduate level work is also needed.You may request your official transcripts from your previous institutes of higher learning and send them to Augsburg University by mail or electronic transfer.

By mail:

Admissions Office
2211 Riverside Ave S CB65
Minneapolis, MN 55454

By electronic transfer:

Augsburg University uses Scrip-Safe, Docufide/Parchment as official transfer services.  If you wish to use a different transfer service, please call 612-330-1101 to check on the feasibility of other options.  Please send documents to

After you request an electronic transcript, please send an email to indicating that a transcript has been ordered.  Include your name, desired degree program, electronic transfer service used and the name of the sending institution.

  • Attendance at an information session or an individual appointment is a required part of the application process.
  • Applicants who are earning an initial teaching license do not need any recommendations letters in the admissions process.  These will be collected later when students are in their first term of course work.
  • If you are a licensed teacher in the state of Minnesota and would like to add on an endorsement to your license and have the possible option of completing a master’s degree, one recommendation is required as part of the application process.  Please have the person creating your recommendation letter send it to the Graduate Studies Admissions Office, CB 65, 2211 Riverside Ave., Mpls., MN 55454.


You will be notified of the admission decision usually within two weeks after your application file is complete and has been evaluated by the Admissions Committee.

Credit Evaluation

An official transfer credit evaluation of your previous academic work will be completed as part of the admissions process. It will be initiated during your intake advising appointment.

Advising and Registration

You are able to participate in academic advising and the registration process after you have been accepted.

Applying to the Education Department

Once accepted to the University, students may take designated courses in education and the content areas. Prior to taking EDC 310/533 and above, students must be admitted to the Education Department. This admissions process is outlined in the course EDC 200/522: Orientation to Education and in Admissions handbooks, which are available through the Education Department.