Admission Requirements

Admission into the Master of Arts in Education program is a two-step process: admission into Augsburg College Graduate Studies, and admission into the Education Department.

Augsburg Graduate Admission

Full graduate admission into the licensure and MAE degree programs requires applicants to hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of A = 4.0). Any graduate courses taken will also be factored into the cumulative grade point average. However, if an applicant holds a graduate degree with at least a 3.0 grade point average, he or she is waived from holding a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average and is admitted based on the graduate degree GPA.

Applicants with cumulative grade point averages between 2.5 – 3.0 will be admitted conditionally at the graduate level to the licensure program, only, until they achieve a 3.0 or better in two courses at Augsburg College. When this is achieved, students can apply for full admission to the MAE degree program.

Applicants with a cumulative grade point average below 2.5 are not admitted to the MAE licensure or degree program. They are considered on a case-by-case basis for admission into the undergraduate licensure only program.

Decisions about admission to the program will be made by the MAE director on a rolling basis, with students being admitted at the beginning of each term.

Graduate Degree Completion

The MAE degree is finished out with the Master of Arts in Leadership research methods course, one Master of Arts in Leadership elective, an education-focused and based final project, and electives, as required, to reach a total of 10-11 courses or 30-33 graduate semester credits. The total number of graduate semester credits needed depends on your choice of final project.

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