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Master of Science in the Learning Sciences Online Admissions

Whether you are advancing in your current field or pivoting your career, the online Master of Science in the Learning Sciences (MSLS) program at SMU equips you with the knowledge and skills for impactful leadership. Get ready to explore your potential and prepare for a successful application to a program that empowers your professional aspirations and connects you to a global network of industry changemakers.

Important admission dates

Term Priority Deadline Final Deadline Start Date
Fall 2024 July 15, 2024 August 5, 2024 August 26, 2024
Term Fall 2024
Priority Deadline July 15, 2024
Final Deadline August 5, 2024
Start Date August 26, 2024

MSLS online program requirements

General Application Materials

  • Completed application form
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
    • Waivers available for students who previously applied to a program within the Simmons School of Education
  • Official transcripts for all schools attended
  • Current resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Essay response to a writing prompt

MSLS online program admissions requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
    • Applicants whose GPA falls below 3.0 must request an exemption to the GPA requirement by attaching a letter explaining why an exception should be made such as long-term experience, expertise in a related specialized field, or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score

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If you have any questions about the application or admission process, schedule some time to talk with an admissions outreach advisor. They can help walk you through the necessary materials, associated fees, and your eligibility.

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Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline
July 15
Fall 2024
Final Deadline
August 5
Fall 2024
Class Start Date
August 26
Fall 2024

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