English and Communications Education

University of Pittsburgh

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24 months
39898 USD/year
39898 USD/year
23530 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Education in English and Communications Education at the University of Pittsburgh is a professional degree for those wishing to pursue advanced study in (at least) one field of educational effort, with a goal of attaining a superior level of expertise in that field.


This English and Communications Education program from the University of Pittsburgh prepares you with a minimum of 36 credits, including Basic Areas of Education (BAE) courses, a research seminar, required courses in a major field (specialization), and any additional departmental requirements. A comprehensive examination is also required.

Students will work with an English Education faculty advisor to develop a Plan of Studies in the major field that combines work in English Education courses, related studies in education, and related electives from across the university.

Programme Structure

Additionally, a comprehensive, take-home exam is required for all degree candidates. The exam will:

  • determine your eligibility to be awarded the master’s degree.
  • provide some indication of your depth of knowledge in a selected field.
  • provide evidence of your ability to relate a content field to theoretical, research, or practical applications.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Rolling Admissions




36 alternative credits


  • Fully structured
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

  • Completed School of Education Admissions Application;
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) by credit card, check, or money order payable to ‘University of Pittsburgh’;
  • Complete individual transcripts of work done in all undergraduate and graduate study (an overall minimum QPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for previous undergraduate work is required);
  • Official, third-party evaluation of all international transcripts for applicants who have not received a master’s degree within the United States. We strongly recommend using World Education Services (WES) to complete this service;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • A written statement of career goals

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39898 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    39898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39898 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    23530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23530 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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English and Communications Education
University of Pittsburgh