Frequently Asked Questions

How many credit hours are required to earn an M.S. in Education at IU East?

The M.S. degree at Indiana University East is a 36-credit hour graduate degree.

Is there an application deadline? 

Students are encouraged to apply throughout the academic year, but must complete the application process before being admitted to the foundations summer coursework. Completed application packets should be received by the director no later than the first week of May. If there are extenuating circumstances, contact the program director Dr. James Barbre

Will my graduate credit from other institutions transfer?

We are happy to consider transfer credit. Students may transfer up to nine credit hours from other relevant graduate programs into their M.S. degree.  The foundations and Research components must be completed at IUE. Other credit may be applied to your electives, but this will require an official transcript in order to make it happen.

How much will it cost?

There is a graduate credit fee (In-State graduate tuition per credit hour = $250.94) that you can multiply by the hours you propose to take. There are other fees in addition to tuition, such as, parking, technology, etc. Fees are determined by the university Board of Trustees and are subject to change. Current tuition and fee schedules are posted on the Bursar's webpage.

Do I have to take the GRE?

No. The GRE is not required at this time.

Will I have a faculty advisor?

The Director of Graduate Studies advises all Master's level students. You will also have a faculty committee to assist you with your culminating research project.

Can I give you my transcripts?

For admissions and transfer credit, we must have "official" transcripts, the unbroken seal of the institution's registrar is essential, if you hand deliver transcripts. Opened transcripts will not be acceptable. Why not just have them sent?  If you are a graduate of Indiana University, you do not need to provide these transcripts, as the Director will have access to them.

Is there a required GPA?

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained to graduate from the program.

Is there a time limit for completing the program?

Ten years - Students who have not completed the degree within ten years of admission may be dismissed or required to take additional courses to update professional content and skills. Students not enrolled in coursework for three consecutive academic years must apply for readmission. Re-admitted students will be subject to degree requirements at the time of readmission.

What courses are offered each semester?

To review courses offered each semester, students may review the IU East schedule of classes.

What about Professional Growth Points or Continuing Education Units?

Points earned through Professional Growth Plans (PGP's) or Continuing Education Units (CEU's) through online or other courses are eligible to count towards re-certification.  They are not eilgible for graduate credit at the IU East School of Education.  If a student desires to take a course and have that course count toward a graduate degree, it must be a graduate-level course where a grade is awarded and entered onto the student's transcript.

Who should I contact with questions?

Dr. James Barbre

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