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Admission Requirements

Students admitted into the MAE programs must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Admitted applicants with a 3.0 or higher GPA are granted full admission to the program. Admitted applicants with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5-2.99 are granted a provisional admission to the graduate program. If a student admitted provisionally fails to maintain a 3.0 Augsburg cumulative GPA over their first two terms, they may be dismissed from the graduate program.

application requirements

  • General Application Information
  • Official Transcripts
  • Completed Writing Prompt
  • MA in Teaching Only: Attendance in a group or individual information session is strongly encouraged

*Augsburg does not require the GRE or letters of recommendation


Official transcripts from the institution that granted your Bachelors degree are required. Additional transcripts will be requested to review relevant coursework that could be used to fulfill education licensure coursework. 

Graduate admission into the MAT and MAE degree program for additional licensure requires applicants to hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a scale of A = 4.0).

Upon acceptance to the MAT program, candidate transcripts are evaluated to determine any prior coursework that may be applied to the teaching license. Additionally, prior coursework is evaluated to be sure that an equivalent of the Liberal Arts Foundation in Augsburg’s undergraduate program has been met. A student may request to have transcripts waived but this could extend the length of study at Augsburg. If a transcript is provided after admission, the initial course plan may no longer be accurate.

You can send your transcripts to Augsburg University by electronic transfer or by mail. If prompted by your institution to provide an e-mail address to which e-transcripts can be sent, please send to

Transcripts sent via mail should be sent to: Graduate Admissions, 2211 Riverside Ave, Campus Box 65. Minneapolis, MN 55454.


If your bachelor’s degree was earned at an institution outside of the United States, Augsburg requires an official U.S. degree equivalency evaluation. The evaluation report should be sent directly to graduate admissions.

International transcript evaluations should include the following:

  • Course by course evaluation of credentials to determine if your degree is equivalent to an accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  • Calculation of grade point average to demonstrate your cumulative grade point average using the standard U.S. grading system, i.e., A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0.0.
  • Translation to English (if applicable)

We recommend applicants use one of the following services:

  • World Education Services, Inc. – website:
  • Educational Credential Evaluators – website:


As part of the application form, you will be given a writing prompt.  Applicants are asked to complete individual essays that address the themes outlined below.

Please write 1-2 paragraphs on each of the four professional responsibility themes:

  1. Relationships
  2. Reflection and Inquiry
  3. Diversity and Equity
  4. Leadership

For each of the four responsibility themes, please indicate one area of strength on the chart that you already exhibit and cite how you have used this strength in your personal, volunteer or professional life.  Also, indicate one area of growth within that theme that you plan to focus on during your teacher preparation program. Finally, create a goal or strategy to foster your development in the growth area that you have chosen.

Before you upload your essay, be sure you have a minimum of 4 paragraphs and a maximum of 8 paragraphs. Be sure you have addressed all four areas of professional responsibility indicating your strength, area of growth and goal for development


Graduate Admissions Office
Augsburg University, CB 65
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Fax: 612-330-1590

Phone: 612-330-1101



Applications submitted  after deadlines may be reviewed if space permits and enough time remains for a file review.

Fall Term (begins in September)

  • Priority deadline is July 15 for M.A. in Teaching
  • Priority deadline is August 1 for M.A. in Education
  • Registration opens in March

Spring Term (MA in Teaching only, begins in January)

  • Priority deadline is December 30th
  • Registration opens in November

Summer Term (begins in May)

  • Priority deadline is April 29th
  • Registration opens March

Applications are processed on a rolling basis and our team works to provide students with a timely admission decision.  Prospective students are encouraged to apply early so they have the best availability of courses.

International Students are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials prior to the final deadline to allow for additional processing time and visa requests (if applicable).

Credit Evaluation

Once you are admitted, you will receive an official credit evaluation of your previous academic work, along with a personalized advising video walking you through the evaluation, course recommendations, and long term plans.