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Saint Mary's Online Master of Education Degree in Learning Design and Technology

When you're ready to take the next step toward building your career in education and training, apply for the online M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology. We review each applicant thoroughly and strive to ensure each admitted student is a great fit. We want to get to know you beyond your undergraduate GPA: What brings you to education and learning design? What are your goals?

Review our requirements below, and let us know if you need more information.

ONLINE M.ED. ADMISSION CRITERIA

ONLINE M.ED. ADMISSION DETAILS

GENERAL ONLINE M.ED. REQUIREMENTS

Saint Mary's online M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology requires the following:

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
  • The language proficiency to succeed in graduate-level classes

If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive provisional status in the program at the discretion of the M.Ed. program director.

PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK AND EXPERIENCE

No prerequisite coursework is required for the online M.Ed. program.

GMAT AND GRE EXAM SCORES

GRE scores are not required. GMAT scores are required only if you have fewer than five years of work experience.

TRANSFER CREDITS

Neither transfer credits nor electives will be accepted into the online M.Ed. program.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Students with transcripts from universities located outside of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada (except for the Quebec Province) are required to take and pass English proficiency testing.

Saint Mary's accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 72, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0, the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 74 percent, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 51, or the International Test of English Proficiency (ITEP) with a minimum score of 4.0.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Whether you apply through our online application, via hard copy, or in person with a Saint Mary's admissions counselor, your application must include the following items:

  • $25 non-refundable application fee: Note that Saint Mary's alumni, students seeking readmission, veterans, and active military personnel are exempt from this application fee.
  • Official transcripts: Must be sent separately and directly from your undergraduate institution in a sealed envelope. We don't accept transcripts that are scanned, emailed, or faxed.
  • A written statement describing your personal background, interest in learning design, previous experience, and career goals. Tell us why you're seeking admission to our online M.Ed. program, highlight your strengths, and share personal information that you feel makes you a great fit for the program.
  • Two letters of reference or recommendation: Should include comments on your academic ability and professional or volunteer experience.
  • An up-to-date résumé: Include both your educational and professional experience.

Send transcripts to:

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Online Processing Center
1415 West 22nd Street, Suite 500
Oak Brook, IL 60523

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Upcoming application deadlines for Saint Mary's online M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology program:

  • August 17, 2018
  • December 21, 2018

START DATES

Upcoming start dates for Saint Mary's online M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology program:

  • September 3, 2018
  • January 7, 2019

NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE

Once you've submitted your application, expect to be notified about acceptance approximately two weeks after your submission date.