Curriculum and Instruction (on-campus and interactive online)—MA, EdS, EdD, Phd

The Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) program is concerned with creating superior learning environments within learning organizations such as corporations, schools, colleges and universities. C&I degrees are interdisciplinary, involving a broad spectrum of content areas and educational levels. Graduates serve as classroom teachers, department heads, principals, superintendents, curriculum specialists, teacher educators, department chairs, researchers, academic vice presidents, and college presidents.

Program length

  • MA: This 32-credit program can typically be completed in 4 semesters if the student is full time or 2 full years if the student is part time.
  • EdS: This 64 credit program can be completed in 2 years beyond the MA.
  • EdD and PhD: These 91-92 credit programs can typically be completed in 6 years beyond the MA.

Application Deadlines

Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.

  • Fall (August - December): July 30
  • Spring (January - May): November 15
  • Summer (May - August): June 1

International Prospective Students applying to the on campus program are advised to complete and submit all the application requirements at least 3 months before the deadlines listed above to allow enough time for processing the immigration documents.

Academic requirements


  • Baccalaureate degree: A four-year degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
  • Undergraduate GPA: Minimum 2.60 (or 2.75 on the last half of undergraduate courses). The entire student profile is considered during the admissions process; students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may also apply.


  • Master’s degree: In an area appropriate to the major emphasis of the specialist or doctoral program from a regionally accredited American university or senior college, or its equivalent from a comparably, recognized institution outside the U.S. Accreditation must be from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or schools outside of the U.S. must have government recognition in the country of origin. Degrees or work received from institutions generally considered to be diploma/degree mills are not evidence of prior academic work.
  • Evidence of adequate preparation for doctoral-level graduate work: Applicants who have completed at least 16 semester credits of graduate work must have a graduate GPA of at least 3.20 for the EdS programs or 3.30 for the EdD or PhD. Applicants with less than 16 graduate semester credits must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or have a GPA of 3.00 in a minimum of 16 graded semester credits of course prerequisites. Provide evidence of adequate preparation in the proposed field of graduate study and in general education. This will be evaluated by the respective schools and departments that designate subject-matter preparation.


Nine semester credits of education courses including an undergraduate course (or graduate equivalent) in educational psychology.

Admission requirements

  • Transcripts:  Your application will be processed based on Unofficial Transcripts and you will be able to upload a copy of your Unofficial Transcripts directly in your Graduate application. If the admission decision is to accept you into the program Official Final Transcripts will be required.

    Domestic and International Prospective students who graduated from an educational institution outside the U.S. are recommended to have transcript evaluations done through one of our approved credential evaluation agencies: WES or ECE.
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations are required from professionals—such as advisors, major professors, and employers—excluding relatives. You are asked to provide names and email addresses on the online application, and then recommenders will receive an email with a direct link to the form.
  • Resume or professional history: Information about your employment, research, or special projects.
  • GRE score: The exam must be taken within five years prior to admission. 
  • Statement of Purpose: A 500-word essay explaining your objectives in seeking a graduate degree at Andrews University. Include a description of your personal, professional, and academic goals; your philosophical perspective; and what you hope to accomplish professionally in ten years following the completion of your degree.
  • English proficiency: English proficiency: Students whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum scores. To learn more please visit our entrance exams page.

The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional documents at its own discretion.

Additional requirements for international students

  • In addition to fulfilling the regular admission requirements, International students with academic acceptance who are coming to Andrews University need to submit additional documents in order to process a student visa. For more information please visit the International Students page.

    If you will be pursuing an Online program that requires you to come to campus for an orientation or class please contact the International Student Services for more specific information.


To learn more about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit our financial section.

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