University of Massachusetts–Amherst School of Education

Education School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Patrick Sullivan
Application deadline January 15
Application fee $40

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Education
TOEFL

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
80 internet-based test

Post-baccalaureate certificate programs

Applications 19
Acceptance rate 89.5%
Enrollment 4 full-time
4 part-time
Test requirements GRE scores are considered or required for some or all of the programs

Master’s programs

Applications 601
Acceptance rate 61.2%
Enrollment 266 full-time
134 part-time
Test requirements GRE scores are considered or required for some or all of the programs

Education Specialist programs

Applications N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Enrollment N/A
Test requirements N/A

Ph.D./Ed.D. programs

Applications 217
Acceptance rate 49.8%
Enrollment 124 full-time
204 part-time
Test requirements GRE scores are considered or required for some or all of the programs

Education School Academics

Degree and Program Offerings

Degree programs offered post-baccalaureate certificate, master’s, Ph.D., Ed.D.
(11)
Categories of study offered to master’s students teaching track, counseling/psychology track, administration track, research/policy track, other
Categories of study offered to education specialist students N/A
Any programs in education offered off campus Yes
Any programs in education offered through distance education Yes

Program Specialization
98.9 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

education administration and supervision 12%
student counseling and personnel services 4%
curriculum and instruction 28%
educational evaluation, research, and statistics 3%
social and philosophical foundations of education 7%
education policy 19%
educational technology 5%
educational psychology 4%
elementary teacher education 4%
higher education administration 10%
secondary teacher education 14%
special education 7%
other 8%

Graduates (2010)

Certificate program graduates 5
Master’s program graduates 229
Education specialist program graduates N/A
Doctoral program graduates 39

Faculty Resources

Full-time faculty 51
Part-time faculty 10
Full-time faculty with doctoral degrees 100%
Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty who received awards or were editors of educational journals during 2009 and 2010 31.4%

Research Expenditures (2009-2010)

Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions) $6.3
Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty engaged in externally funded research 77.4%

Education School Ranking

Education Ranking Scores

Score 56
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Superintendent assessment score (out of 5) 3.9
Average GRE verbal score, entering doctoral students 558 – High
Average GRE quantitative score, entering doctoral students 609 – Medium
Doctoral programs acceptance rate 49.8% – Medium
Ratio of doctoral degrees granted to full-time faculty 0.7:1 – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 3.8:1 – High
Average amount of externally funded research expenditure per faculty member (in thousands) $119.4
Total amount of externally funded research conducted by the school (in millions) $6.3

Education School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Suzanne Peters
Financial aid phone (413) 577-0555

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $110 per credit (in-state)
Full-time: $414 per credit (out-of-state)
Part-time: $110 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $414 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $8,286 per year
Room and board $9,900
Books and supplies $1,000
Miscellaneous expenses $1,000

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 35
Teaching assistants 149
Research assistants 139
Other appointments 359
Students receiving grants and/or scholarships 69

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