• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Master’s Degree in Mind, Brain, and Education offered by University of Texas Arlington integrates research in the cognitive and neurosciences and education along with classroom practice to develop more effective teaching methods as well as a deeper understanding of how to support life-long learning. 

About

The Master’s Degree in Mind, Brain, and Education offered by University of Texas Arlington is a 30-hour non-thesis, non-certification program, focused on integrating cognitive science, neuroscience, and education to challenge and information pedagogy. The program focuses on the potential and limits of cognitive neuroscience in education and the central role educators can play in shaping research agendas in MBE. 

Graduates are expected to serve their community and the field by completing a project defined and carried out during the two-year program. Applicants must be accepted by the Office of Graduate Studies and admitted to the program as part of a cohort. Students complete nine required courses (27 credits) and choose one additional courses from a list of approved electives (3 credits).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Mind, Brain, and Education
  • Introduction to Educational Neuroscience
  • The Neuroscience of Typical and Atypical Language Development
  • The Neuroscience of Typical and Atypical Development of Mathematical and Reasoning Ability
  • Epistemology and Neuroscience
  • Theoretical & Conceptual Models in MBE
  • Dynamic Systems - Understanding Complexity in Educational Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are accepted after the published priority date, but for guaranteed consideration of admission submit the application by the priority date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    153

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    140

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Undergraduate transcripts with a 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or 3.0 cumulative GPA, whichever is higher. Graduate transcripts with a 3.0 GPA on the last 9 graduate course work will be considered if criteria not met in undergraduate course work.
  • 2 professional letters of recommendation.
  • A written response to the given prompt. (Also fulfills “other screening instrument” as required by The Texas Education Agency - TEA). 
  • In addition, applicants must complete the given Attestation and FERPA forms to complete the application process. 
  • Applicants applying for certification graduate programs must submit all documents required for TEA reporting.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    21026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21026 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    20796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20796 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    9698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9698 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Texas City

  • 882 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

There are several different types of scholarships available to you at UTA. Our general academic scholarships are based on academic performance and available to new students pursing their first baccalaureate degree. You can find additional scholarships such as designated, departmental, private, and need-based scholarships through our scholarship system, MavScholarshop.

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