Masters of Science in Education in Educational Technology

The Master's of Science degree in Educational Technology at the University of Kansas School of Education offers students a graduate program that supports a wide range of career opportunities for careers at various institutions including: PK-12 school districts, community colleges, universities, governmental agencies, and/or workforce training. Within these organizations, the graduate program supports careers in the integration, design and administration of learning technology.  KU’s educational technology degree program has been training educators and workforce administrators for more than three decades.

KU's Master's of Science degree in Educational Technology consists of 36 credit hours of coursework, a final exam, and the production of a portfolio that reflects students educational technology competencies and personal perspectives related to national educational standards in educational technology including: the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Standards and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards.  

Graduate Admission to the School of Education

Graduate programs in education are open to students with acceptable baccalaureate and graduate degrees whose academic records indicate that they can do successful work at the graduate level. Regular admission requires a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Individual departments may require additional information and may have more stringent admission and retention requirements.

Some departments may offer special provisional admission categories to students who may not qualify under traditional admission criteria. Departments that offer provisional admission require a grade-point average of at least 2.5.  Applicants must provide evidence of ability to work successfully at the graduate level, including experience in and commitment to the profession. Exceptions to established policies must be sought individually by petition to the Graduate Division of the School of Education.

See Admission in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog for more information.

Each department in the School of Education sets its own application deadlines.  Prospective graduate students should contact their departments for more information.

Graduate Admission

Applicants for all programs must submit the following materials:

  1. Graduate application.
  2. 1 official transcript from each degree-granting collegiate institution attended.
  3. Original Graduate Record Examination general test scores for all doctoral applicants (Ed.D. and Ph.D.). The GRE is not required for master’s applicants in educational administration, higher education, social and cultural studies in education, or educational technology.
  4. Statement of purpose/relevance of degree to career aspirations.
  5. 3 letters of recommendation evaluating the applicant’s capacity for rigorous graduate study and qualifications for leadership positions in education and related fields.
  6. A vita or resume.

Individual program concentrations may require additional application materials. Please consult the appropriate program advisor. The following application deadlines apply:

Educational Administration

SummerMaster’s and doctoral applicantsApril 1

Higher Education

FallMaster’s applicants who intend to enroll full-time and seek graduate assistantshipsearly January
FallMaster’s applicants who intend to enroll full time and seek graduate assistantships in housing onlyearly March
FallMaster's applicants who are working professionalsAugust 1
SpringMaster's applicants who are working professionalsJanuary 1
SummerMaster's applicants who are working professionalsMay 15
FallDoctoral applicantsJuly 1
SpringDoctoral applicantsNovember 1
SummerDoctoral applicantsMarch 1

Social and Cultural Studies in Education

FallMaster’s and doctoral applicantsJuly 1
SpringMaster’s and doctoral applicantsNovember 1
SummerMaster’s and doctoral applicantsApril 1

Educational Technology

FallMaster’s applicants interested in program on Lawrence CampusJune 1
FallMaster's applicants interested in program on Edwards CampusJuly 15
FallDoctoral applicantsJune 1
SpringMaster’s and doctoral applicantsNovember 1
SummerMaster’s and doctoral applicantsApril 1

Policy Studies

FallDoctoral applicantsJuly 1
SpringDoctoral applicantsNovember 1
SummerDoctoral applicantsApril 1

Submit your graduate application online. Supporting materials, such as the résumé, statement of purpose, writing sample, and letters of reference may be uploaded to the application. Original transcripts from degree-granting institutions and official test scores should be sent directly to the department:

The University of Kansas
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 W. Campus Road, Room 421
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101

Educational Technology

The Master of Science in Educational Technology program consists of 36 hours of coursework, a practicum, an exam and the production of a portfolio that reflects the student’s competencies.  The program addresses the needs of professional specialties to foster leadership in the integration, administration and design of educational technology.  It is intended for those who are currently working in areas related to corporate training, human resource management, government and education.

Along with the 27 credit hours of required courses, the student will work closely with their advisor to identify their interest and career goals related to their specialty area in selecting  the required 9 hours of elective courses.

The Masters of Science in Educational Technology degree is offered both on the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS and the KU Lawrence Campus.  Students are encouraged to work closely with their academic advisor on their campus to design their program.