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All students applying for graduate studies in education at St. Catherine University must have the following:

  • A completed baccalaureate degree from an institution that is accredited by one of the regional accrediting associations (e.g. Higher Learning Commission).
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) or better on a 4.0 scale. If the applicant’s GPA is less than 3.0, an explanatory statement should be included with the application. Additional information, such as Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, also may be required.


The application priority deadlines are August 1 (Fall), January 1 (Spring) and May 1 (Summer). Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Eligibility: State of residence

Enrollment in the MAED: Curriculum and Instruction program is open to students residing in the United States and other countries. At this time, however, individuals residing in certain parts of the United States are not eligible for admission: Alabama and Wisconsin.

Application form

Click here to submit an application form for the Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction program.

If you are applying for admission into the Master of Arts in Education: Technology Integration program, click here for a separate application form.

Application fee

Submit a $35 non-refundable application fee. Make check or money order payable to St. Catherine University. This fee is waived for students who previously:

  • Enrolled at the University (completed at least one course at either the undergraduate or graduate level)
  • Attended a graduate information session within the past five years
  • Completed an individual appointment with graduate faculty/staff within the past five years

If one or more of the above statements applies to you:

  • If submitting a paper application: do not include payment with your application form.
  • If submitting an online application: choose the waiver option when asked for a form of payment.

Please note that your application fee will not be refunded if you submit the payment but are eligible for a fee waiver.

Personal statement

Complete a one-page, typed statement describing what attributes you bring to this graduate program and what you hope to gain from a master’s degree in education.

Personal statements should be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission at the address at the bottom of this page or via e-mail to Please type your full name at the top of your statement and include "MAED Personal Statement" in the subject line.


Submit a current, typed résumé highlighting professional and volunteer experiences.

You may send your résumé via e-mail to Please include "MAED Résumé" in the subject line.

Recommendation forms

Two MAED recommendation forms must be completed by individuals who can attest to the intellectual ability, professional competence and leadership ability of the applicant. Only professional or academic references will be considered; personal references are not acceptable.

To access this form as an interactive pdf, please use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome:

Download the recommendation form.

These are confidential recommendations and must be sent directly from the references to the Office of Graduate Admission at the address listed below. Original documents must be sent to our office. Applicants who wish to view a copy of the completed forms are responsible for making the appropriate arrangements with their references.

Academic transcripts

Official transcripts are required from each post-secondary institution attended, even if courses are recorded on another transcript and regardless of the number of credits earned.

Paper transcripts must be mailed in a sealed envelope directly from the registrar of each institution to the Office of Graduate Admission at St. Catherine University. Transcripts that do not meet these criteria will be considered unofficial and will not be used to complete the applicant’s file. Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to St. Catherine (; electronic transcripts forwarded by the applicant will not be accepted.

GRE scores

Applicants who do not meet the academic performance requirement (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) may be asked to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a graduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.


Submit a copy of your current teaching license.

TOEFL / IELTS scores

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the iBT, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5. This requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

Credential evaluation

Applicants with a college or university degree completed outside of the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services as well as original transcripts and official translations of all documents not in English. All costs related to document translation and evaluation are the applicant's responsibility.

International applicants

Please read instructions for international applicants.

Submitting materials

Submit all items listed below to:

St. Catherine University
Graduate Admission, Mail Stop 4027
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applications with the items listed above and received by St. Catherine University will be considered by the Admission Committee. No credentials will be returned to the applicant.