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The Learning Sciences Master of Arts program offers rolling admissions throughout the year. The application period for fall matriculation opens in September the year before the fall start date. For greater consideration, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications early in the admissions cycle. Applicants interested in the Learning Sciences master's program are encouraged to contact adviser Caitlin Burnett at email@example.com.
Applicants seeking an early decision should submit their applications by Dec. 31 and notify adviser Caitlin Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org, of their early decision preference. Early decision applicants will be notified by January 31st.
All application documents are required to be submitted electronically. We do not accept paper copies of application documents. The following application documents are required:
- Graduate School online application
- Application fee of $95 submitted online
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
Resume and writing sample
Writing samples should be academic in nature and applicant should be the sole author.
Copies of transcripts may be submitted during the application process. However, official transcripts are required of all admitted students before the start of the first quarter.
GRE scores must be sent directly from ETS and must be no older than five years at time of matriculation (September 2014).
For the TOEFL, you must score 600 or higher on the paper-based test, 250 or higher on the computer-based test, 100 or higher on the internet based test. For the IELTS, you must receive a score of 7.0 or higher. English proficiency scores are required of all international applicants.
If you have earned a graduate or undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education where the primary language of instruction is English, you are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.
All prospective students interested in the LSMA program are encouraged to attend an open house or arrange for an individual visit by contacting Caitlin Burnett.
Admitted and prospective master's students are invited to spend the day at the School of Education and Social Policy in the spring of 2014. In addition to attending an information session, attendees will meet several of the Learning Sciences faculty, learn about their research and master's project opportunities, share lunch with alumni, tour the campus and spend a social evening in Evanston with current students.
Students who have been admitted to the program prior to the open house may receive financial assistance for travel costs from outside the Chicago area.
Tuition and Financial AidClick here for more information about financial aid.
Master's students are not eligible for teaching or research assistantships, nor are the demands of the program compatible with full-time or part-time employment. The only significant source of financial aid is a student loan, although a small number of merit-based tuition reduction awards are available.
Each year SESP makes a small number of merit-based awards to admitted master's students. These awards do not require a separate application.
Andy Wolanski - Program Assistant
Caitlin Burnett - LSMA adviser
Learning Sciences Program School of Education and Social Policy
2120 Campus Drive Room 201
Evanston, IL 60208-2610