Students desiring to pursue graduate work in education are required to meet the University's general admission requirements and regulations for graduate study at the University. A candidate's undergraduate and/or graduate work, application essay, GRE scores and letters of recommendation will be appraised in relation to graduate objectives in professional education.
Learn more about graduate admission requirements
Candidates for the master of science in education must complete a master's thesis or treatise. Students who elect to write a master's treatise must also complete a written comprehensive examination. For those who elect the thesis option, an oral defense will substitute for the comprehensive written examination.
Educators Scholarship Program
A 40% tuition discount may be available to educators seeking graduate credits. Applicants must be teachers or other professionals (counselors, psychologists, supervisors, administrators, etc.) who are employed in public, private not for-profit, or parochial elementary or secondary schools or programs. They also must be enrolled at Bucknell in an approved program of courses leading to a master's degree or state certification in an area of specialization. Other educational objectives may be considered at the discretion of the University.
Scholarship applications should be filed with Bursar Services no less than one week prior to the start of classes.
Download the educators scholarship program application (pdf)
Detailed information about the graduate program in education (pdf)