Apply for an MA/MS/MEd in Special Education

Application Deadline

Applications are being accepted until May 1 for Fall 2019.


Acceptance Rates

We admit the following number of students to each of our master’s-level programs on average each year:

  • Masters + Licensure Programs: 15–25 Students
  • Master’s Only (Non-Licensure) Programs: 3–5 Students
  • Endorsement (Non-Degree) Programs: 3–5 Students

Application Instructions

Complete the online Graduate Admission Application; select Special Education as your department within the College of Education.

Nonrefundable Application Fee: $70 (Domestic Students)/$90 (International Students), paid by credit card or eCheck. You will need to pay the application fee before you are able to submit the application.

  • You do not need to complete the online application in one sitting.
  • You will be able to log in and view/updated each section of your application until your payment is made
  • Once this fee is paid, your file is officially submitted to the department.

Within this online application, there are several sections to fill out including:

  1. Personal information
  2. Residency information
  3. Educational information
  4. Contact information for three people who will be providing letters of recommendation for you
  5. Department application (which includes character questionnaire)
  6. K12 Licensure program applicants: You will be asked to verify that you’ve taken and passed a child or human development course. If you haven’t met this prerequisite, a course will be added to your program plan.

Once you complete the information and submit payment, you can log back in to check the receipt status of your letters, transcripts, and test scores. Receipt status is manually updated every Friday.

Supporting Documentation

In the application, you are required to upload:

Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Your vitae should include the following information, beginning with most recent education, including degree and institution (with dates of graduation):

  • Work experiences in education
  • Presentations at conferences or workshops
  • Publications, if any
  • Organizational affiliations
  • Any other relevant professional information

Professional Goal Statement

Discuss your professional goals and why you feel our program can support you in meeting these goals

Personal Statement

Describe your experiences in working with individuals and/or families with disabilities

SAT, ACT, Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Revised Graduate Record Examination (rGRE), or Praxis Core Scores

Report can be ‘unofficial’, as long as your name and test date are provided

Letters of Recommendation

You must provide the email contact information for three sources for letters of recommendation within the application

Each recommender will receive an automated email prompt, directing them to an online system for evaluating you on several different components as well as the option to upload a letter on your behalf.

Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from all institutions where you have earned a degree outside of the University of Oregon to:

Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1217

Character Questionnaire—Licensure Applicants Only

The character questionnaire is filled out online as part of the admissions application in GradWeb.

The admissions committee does not have access to this document until the time they are ready to make an admissions decision.