The program offers students the opportunity to research with nationally and internationally recognized, award-winning faculty in beautiful central Texas. Students learn to think critically about theory, research and practice in multiple areas of college readiness and developmental education including developmental literacy, learning support and developmental mathematics.
The majority of the Developmental Mathematics and Learning Support concentrations may be offered online while the Literacy concentration is offered exclusively online. If you are not a Texas resident and will not relocate, please visit the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. International students, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) regarding additional considerations in taking online courses.
|Degree||Concentration||Hours||Thesis Option||Minor Option|
|M.A.||Developmental Mathematics||36||Non-Thesis||No minor|
|M.A.||Learning Support||36||Non-Thesis||No minor|
|Fall - Priority||February 1||February 1|
|Fall - Standard||June 15||June 1|
|Spring||October 15||October 1|
|Summer I - Priority||February 1||February 1|
|Summer I - Standard||April 15||March 15|
|Summer II - Priority||February 1||No Admission|
|Summer II - Standard||April 15||No Admission|
The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.
Transcripts & GPA
- baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
- a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
- minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
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- GRE not required
- statement of purpose (approximately 500 words) describing your background and professional goals, including your rationale for pursuing the chosen professional degree program, how your goals tie into the mission of the graduate program, and your philosophy of teaching and learning
- three letters of recommendation from individuals who know you as a student or as a professional
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TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS Scores
Applicants are required to submit TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.
- official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
- official PTE scores required with a 52 overall
- official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
- minimum individual module scores of 6.0
This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.
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