MEd in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment
How to Apply
To apply to the M.Ed. in MESA program, please submit the UIC graduate application and then submit the required supplemental application materials. Each step in this process is described below.
Step 1: Begin the UIC Graduate Application
1a) Review the application deadlines and admission requirements
IMPORTANT: Please take a moment to review the application deadlines and admission requirements for the program before you begin.
1b) Begin the Application
After you have reviewed the admission deadlines and requirements, visit the UIC Graduate Application page and choose the link for Graduate Online Programs (HI, HIM, MESA). You will create a log in and then complete and submit this portion of the application.
1c) Pay the Application Fee
You’ll be asked to pay the non-refundable application fee of $60 when you submit the application.
Step 2: Upload Supplemental Materials to Your Graduate Application
A few days after you submit your application, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application and instructing you to log in to the system to begin uploading your supplemental materials. These materials are listed individually below, and can be submitted all at once or as you gather them, in any order. All documents must be submitted in pdf format.
2a) Submit Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Sent Directly to You)
Upload unofficial transcripts from all institutions at which you took undergraduate and graduate coursework (with the exception of UIC transcripts, which will be added for you by the UIC Office of Admissions). An unofficial transcript is defined as an official transcript that has been sent to you, either on paper or electronically, by the Registrar’s Office of an institution, which you then upload into the application system. Online academic histories and advising/degree audit documents obtained through student web portals cannot be accepted. You must submit all transcripts; UIC does not make exceptions because of the age or nature of the course or degree work.
Note: please do not have official transcripts sent to UIC during the application process. You will be requested to submit official transcripts once you are admitted.
If you are an international applicant or have taken foreign coursework, please refer to the foreign credential guidelines on the International Admission Requirements Web page.
2b) Submit the UIC College of Education Application
In addition to the UIC application, please submit the required College of Education application.
2c) Submit a Goals Statement
Submit a goals statement discussing your professional goals and overall objectives for the program.
2d) Request Three letters of Recommendation
Submit the e-mail addresses for each of your references. A request will then be sent to your references from the e-mail address email@example.com. The requests will include instructions to your references for submitting these letters electronically.
These letters may be from current or former professors or supervisors and should address your academic qualifications, research ability/experience and ability to carry on advanced degree studies.
Step 3: Direct Testing Agencies to Submit Scores on Your Behalf
3a) Submit your GRE scores
Please request the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send your scores to UIC on your behalf. If you have already taken the GRE test, you can request to have your scores sent by going to the ETS Web page “Ordering Additional Score Reports”. Use institutional code 1851 to have scores sent to UIC.
ETS will send recent GRE test scores to UIC electronically and will mail older test scores. Please have them mailed to: UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions; Mail Code 018; Box 7994; Chicago, IL 60680-7994.
3b) Submit TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson’s PTE Academic Scores (International Applicants Only)
TOEFL scores must be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service to the UIC Office of Admissions using institutional code 1851.
IELTS scores should be uploaded through the application system.
Pearson’s PTE Academic scores must be reported directly to UIC from Pearson by selecting “University of Illinois at Chicago” from the institution selection menu.
Note: You may qualify for a waiver of the English competency requirement (TOEFL/IELTS Scores) if you can provide the following:
- Evidence of attendance at a U.S. institution for at least 2 years of full-time study.
- A letter from a U.S. employer stating that you are proficient in the use of English and that you have been employed at the establishment full-time for at least 1 year.
- Two years’ education or one year’s employment in a country where English is the only official language, e.g. the United Kingdom, Australia or Canada (excluding Quebec).