12 months
25650 USD/year
25650 USD/year
12220 USD/year
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Are you seeking to build on your current skills, or explore a new career path? With flexible evening and online courses, a variety of specializations, and some of the most knowledgeable faculty in the field, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction may be the perfect fit for you!


What Makes the Curriculum and Instruction Program from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Special?

  • Flexibility! Classes are held during evenings, summers and online to accommodate working schedules.
  • Interaction with Curriculum and Instruction graduate faculty members, who have years of experience as teachers, collaborators with schools, researchers, and are state and nationally recognized experts in their fields.
  • The opportunity to study the most current theories and practices in curriculum design and instructional methods.
  • Interaction with metropolitan area educators, and the chance to learn from their ideas and experiences.
  • The opportunity to improve your professional expertise; elevate the academic experiences of those you teach within the educational contexts in which you work; and expand your disciplinary and content knowledge.

Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Teaching & Learning offers a graduate program of study in curriculum and instruction. Successful completion of the program of study leads to a Master of Science (MS) degree that includes:

Three concentration areas:
  • Subject Focus Area (i.e. Cultures & Communities Education, English Education, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teacher Leadership, Reading Education, Science Education, and Urban Social Studies Education).
  • Instructional Level Focus Area (i.e. Early Adolescence/Adolescence, Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Education, K-9).
  • Cross-Curricular Focus Area (i.e. Specialists within Administrative Leadership, Cultures and Communities Education).

A 30 credit degree, including completion of the Master’s Seminar in Curriculum or Thesis.

Transcript designations in specific Subject Focus Areas

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Curriculum Planning and Ideologies
  • Research in Schools and Communities
  • Teaching in Urban & Diverse Communities
  • Analysis of Instruction to Improve Teaching and Learning
  • College Teaching
  • Master's Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Rolling Admissions


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent as determined by the UWM Center on International Education, from a regionally accredited institution, completed before the first term of enrollment in the Graduate School. 
  • Proficiency in the English language.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale.
  • All applicants, including UWM students, must upload transcripts from all academic institutions where a bachelor’s degree or above has been or will be earned.
  • Reason Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • All applicants are requested to pay a non-refundable $75 application fee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Milwaukee

1066 - 1767 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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