24 months
15960 USD/year
15960 USD/year
10908 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MA/PhD track in Literacy Education from University of Minnesota is designed for educators interested in advancing the field of literacy. Graduates of our program can expect to create a comprehensive research program that advances literacy.


Our faculty are leading scholars in the areas of children’s and adolescent literature, critical literacy, English education, reading, and writing. Their expertise and cutting-edge research contributes to the strength of the program’s coursework.

Career outlook

Graduates of the Literacy Education program from University of Minnesota have assumed positions as university faculty, instructional leaders in the public schools, curriculum development specialists, and assessment specialists.

Some recent graduates have gone on to positions in research and higher education at:

  • Salisbury University
  • Penn State, Altoona
  • Western Washington University
  • Hamline University
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Augsburg College
  • Montana State University, Billings
  • Federal College of Education (Nigeria)
  • Science Museum of Minnesota

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Research in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Thesis Credits: Master's
  • Problems: Teaching English and Reading

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH

Plan A: 31 credits

Plan B: 30 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts. Upload your transcripts into the application system. Please include all transcripts from any institution you have attended, even if you did not earn a degree or certificate. Please do not mail your transcripts. Official transcripts are required only after you are admitted.
  • Resume.
  • CI Application Form. Upload in the graduate program additional materials section.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Ask professors, employers, or supervisors to speak to your potential for successfully completing your degree; they will upload their letters directly into the online application.
  • Personal statement
  • Diversity statement
  • Short writing sample
  • Common Ground Consortium Fellowship. (Optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10908 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 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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