Application Requirements

  1. Online application form (through the BYU Graduate Studies Website)

  2. Three letters of recommendation

  3. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

  4. Ecclesiastical endorsement (instructions at endorse.byu.edu)

  5. Transcripts from each college and university attended (minimum of 3.0 GPA)

  6. Graduate exam scores (GRE, GMAT, or LSAT), taken within five years of the application submission date

  7. TOEFL score (if applicable). A score of at least 600 on the paper-based test or 100 on the internet-based test (iBT) or equivalent is required for international students
  8. Statement of intent. Competitive candidates need not have prior direct experience in an education setting; however, they must be able to articulate a clear vision regarding why they are pursuing a master's degree in education. Applicants should provide a single-spaced, no more than two-page Statement of Intent, describing succinctly:
    1. Your background: What key experiences have contributed to your commitment and preparation to work in the field of education or with education-related issues?

    2. Your objectives for graduate study: What are your academic and professional goals, and what knowledge, skills, and tools are you hoping to develop through enrollment in a graduate program?

    3. Why BYU and why Education Policy and Social Foundations: Why is enrollment at BYU, and in this master’s program, critical in helping you achieve your goals?

    4. Candidates may also (but are not required to) indicate potential faculty mentors as part of their study and research interests

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Educational Leadership & Foundations (EdLF)