Candidates who wish to apply to the Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction program must meet the following requirements.
This goal Statement serves two purposes. It will be used as a sample of your writing quality and to insure goals match with the program. The applicant should explain specifically what areas she, he or they would like to study so that an appropriate advisor may be assigned to the applicant if admitted into the program. The focus of the goal statement is to have you highlight a focus area and explain why you want to attain your master’s degree. You can go into more detail about your teaching experiences (if you have been teaching). You can also discuss how you see an advanced degree impacting how you teach. Please include any goals you hope to achieve in the C&I program.
The submission should include the applicant’s name; address; phone; email; colleges attended with degrees, dates conferred, and grade point average; employment history; professional experience; present employer; and names of references.
The applicant must include at least three letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional abilities. If possible, at least one letter should be from a faculty member in higher education.
Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework should be provided, including transcripts from the University of Cincinnati if the applicant previously attended.
No GRE is required of applicants with at least a 3.0 overall GPA in an undergraduate degree program and if the applicant is applying to a master’s program for the first time.
If the applicant is applying for a second or additional masters degree program – no GRE is required with at least a 3.2 GPA in their previous graduate degree program.
If the GRE is needed, the minimum GRE scores expected for this program are 960 total scores (Verbal plus Quantitative) and 4-4.5 Analytical Writing for the old test (new test scores: 151 Verbal, 145 Quantitative, and 4-4.5 Analytical Writing scores). If needed, the GRE test must have been taken within the last five years.
International student applicants are required to provide specific information about their transcripts or degree programs to facilitate the applicant review process, including transcript translation and evaluation by a recognized translation/evaluation agency. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or successful completion of ELS Level 112, is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. Expectations for TOEFL scores are a minimum of 550 (paper test), 213 (computer-based test), or 79-80 (internet-based test); a minimum score on the Test of Written English (TWE) of 4.5; and a minimum score of 50 on the Test of Spoken English. The TOEFL must have been taken within the two-year period preceding admission. An alternative test to TOEFL is the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. IELTS candidates are graded on their performance using scores from 1 to 9 ear each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The results from the four parts then produce an Overall Band Score. The minimum band score on the IELTS is 7.0. The University of Cincinnati maintains an International Student Services Office (ISSO), which serves international students attending the University.
a. Students with degrees received in China
Applicants who have received degrees in China will upload their unofficial transcripts during the application process. The university defines “unofficial” transcripts as transcripts that have been in the hands of students, are typically printed on plain paper, and do not have a college seal or registrar’s signature. Unofficial transcripts do NOT need to be verified at this stage of the application process.
b. After being accepted to join a graduate program
Applicants who have earned a degree in China must submit an English-version verification report from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) of their final transcripts and degree certificates. All verification reports must be sent to the University of Cincinnati directly by the CDGDC to be considered official. No other verification will be accepted. Applicants with Chinese transcripts must contact the CDGDC after their degree is completed and request that their degree verification report be submitted directly to the University of Cincinnati. Students who request a verification report prior to degree conferral will be required to submit a second report after conferral. Verification reports can be ordered at the following websites:
c. Verification reports are due to the Graduate School one week prior to the start of the student’s first semester. Failure to submit verification reports on time will result in a student being placed in non-matriculated status and loss of his/her student visa status. Verification reports should be sent to one of the following addresses:
Regular U.S. postal mail:
University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627
Delivery via parcel delivery service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.):
2416 McMicken Circle
For questions regarding international student information, contact the International Student Services Office at
(513) 556-4278, http://www.isso.uc.edu/
A Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction can lead to a variety of rewarding careers, which includes:
Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
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