18 months
601 USD/credit 12020 USD/year
601 USD/credit 12020 USD/year
381 USD/credit 7620 USD/year
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The MS in Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree at Purdue University - Online is backed by extensive research, taught by world-renowned faculty, and at just $450 per credit hour for in-state tuition, is a degree you can afford.


Research demonstrates that when social justice issues, strength-based approaches, and K-12 STEM education are included in the development and teaching of curriculum, long-term student success is greater. So whether you evaluate, implement or instruct curriculum, understanding how new methodologies and current theories in these topics relate to your role is vital to your students' ability to learn.

Through the online Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Purdue University - Online, you'll learn to maximize the role you play in the curriculum life cycle and develop students who thrive in the classroom and love to learn.

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates Can:

  • Develop a critical understanding of changing demographics and the diversity of students, schools and communities to better serve their educational needs.
  • Advocate for values of diversity, inclusivity and social justice.
  • Deepen your understanding of educational trends and policies and their impacts on the students and communities they serve.
  • Strengthen disciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge.
  • Mentor, coach and collaborate with colleagues to encourage them to enact their roles as leaders.
  • Communicate effectively with various stakeholders, including colleagues, parents, administrators, media and policy-makers.
  • Develop strategies for sustained resilience in addressing ongoing opportunities and challenges.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Curriculum & Instruction Online MS Seminar 
  • Theories and Trends in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Capstone: Inquiry into Practice
  • Teaching Math to Diverse Learners
  • Multicultural Education
  • Social and Affective Development of Gifted Children

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • An updated resume
  • A 500-word (minimum) personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended, including transfer credits
  • (3) professional letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your abilities
  • An application fee of $60 ($75 for international students)
  • 12 hours of previous coursework in science and/or mathematics (STEM Concentration Only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 601 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    12020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 601 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    7620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 381 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for West Lafayette

1096 - 1774 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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