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Educational Studies, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (WUR) , MI,
Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation,.


Master of Education in educational studies degree is awarded upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 32 credits in an approved program of study. The program consists of a minimum 9-credit core, a minimum of 15 elective credits approved by the student’s faculty adviser, and a minimum 3-credit exit plan for students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program).

Elective courses must be taken for at least 3 credits to be counted toward the Master of Education in educational studies program, unless enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program.

Four Oakland University credits may be applied from outside the listed electives; exceptions to this policy require approval of a Petition of Exception by department faculty and Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning.

Students must meet with their adviser during the first semester and obtain a department-approved Plan of Study. A copy must be submitted to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, 520 O’Dowd Hall.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diverse Learners and the Curriculum
  • Cross-National Investigations into Educational Systems and Practices
  • Gender Socialization in Schools
  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Education
  • Social Theories of Education in Cross-National Contexts
  • International Baccalaureate: International and Global Education I
  • International Baccalaureate: International and Global Education II

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Supplemental Program Form   
  • Requirements for recommendations
  • The two recommendation forms must be from individuals in a supervisory relationship to the applicant.
  • Copy of teaching certificate
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • Ready access to K-12 classrooms
  • K-12 teaching experience
  • A statement of professional goals
  • Communication skills commensurate with graduate-level scholarship. Students who are conditionally admitted to the program because of a lower GPA or lack of recommendations must complete a minimum of 7 credit hours (EST 601 and one other core course) with a grade of at least 3.0 in each course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1027 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1027 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1027 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1027 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    738 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 738 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Rochester Hills

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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