Gifted Studies

Mississippi University for Women

24 months
3420 USD/year
3420 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The philosophy for the graduate program in Gifted Studies is based upon the belief that educators who work specifically with gifted/talented students should hold a Master’s Degree in the field and should develop a variety of special competencies for teaching this population. 


The professional standards jointly agreed upon by the two national governing bodies of gifted education, The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and The Association for the Gifted (TAG), state that degree programs with a major emphasis in gifted education should be offered only at the graduate level.

The graduate program in Gifted Studies builds on the knowledge and skills acquired at the baccalaureate level. Gifted Studies coursework and practical experiences are designed to prepare the graduate student to recognize and meet the unique cognitive and affective needs of gifted students. Graduate students in Gifted Studies must take a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate coursework in the following areas: The Graduate Core, Studies of the Gifted, and Electives.

The master’s degree in Gifted Studies provides special advanced training and leadership experiences for professionals who are committed to more purposeful and comprehensive programming for gifted students. The Graduate faculty believe that information concerning gifted students is beneficial to all teachers, administrators, parents, counselors, and other interested persons.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Gifted Populations
  • Methods, Materials and Resources for Teaching the Gifted
  • Counseling the Gifted Student
  • Atypical Populations of the Gifted
  • Program Development and Evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution

  • A minimum 3.0 quality point average in the proposed area of study

  • English Exam Scores

  • In some programmes, submission of GRE or GMAT. Students in the M. Ed. Program may substitute scores on the National Teachers Examination (NTE).

  • Three recommendations of the student's qualifications for graduate work

  • Official certified transcripts, diplomas, and certificates translated in English

  • Letter of financial backing with supporting documentation

  • Scheduled meeting with Dean of Students

  • Agreement to purchase or show health insurance coverage

  • Proof of immunization of measles, mumps, and rubella is required

  • Proof of test screening for tuberculosis

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3420 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3420 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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