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Curriculum and Instruction Master's Degree Admissions


See the Early Childhood Education Specialization site for admissions information specific to that program.

Before applying to the on-campus, off-campus, or online program, you must:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0

Applications are now open! We’ve simplified our process - by submitting a single application in our new College Net application system you will be considered for admission by your program as well as at Portland State University. This new web based application system will allow you to input your personal information, upload materials, and track your application status from any online location.  See application requirements below for more information.

Please note, the following components are part of your Graduate School of Education application packet:

  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts are required for all institutions attended as part of the application process. Please upload copies of your unofficial transcripts into the appropriate section of the online application. Please review what constitutes an unofficial transcript.
    Note: Once admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to enrollment.
    Former PSU students do not need to submit transcripts that are already on file. Please use the PSU Transcript Request Form to notify the admissions team to pull your previous records. You will need to upload this completed form in lieu of uploading unofficial transcripts.

Off-campus and online program priority application deadline:

  • The off-campus and online programs are cohort programs that begin each fall. Students who plan to take their electives in other terms may be admitted in that term. Students must take a minimum of 1 credit in the term they are admitted. Students may be admitted until the program fills. 
    • Fall - September 15
    • Winter - December 15
    • Spring - March 15
    • Summer - June 15

On campus application deadlines:

  • Fall - August 15
  • Winter - November 15
  • Spring - February 15
  • Summer - May 15