The School of Education is no longer accepting applications for this program.
Applications for admission to the MAHE can be found on the History Department's website and on the School of Education's website (http://www.education.pitt.edu). The deadline for applications is January 15. Applications for the MAHE will be reviewed by both the History Department's Graduate Admission Committee and the Social Studies Education Program in the School of Education. Applicants will be informed about the status of their application sometime in March. Those admitted to the MAHE program will receive two letters (sent jointly), one from History and one from Education, with each addressing the respective program concerns. Those letters will note that the applicant has been recommended for admission. Formal notifications of admission come from the offices of the appropriate deans. Those admitted to the program will not normally be eligible for financial aid (in the form of teaching assistantships or departmental funding) during their first year in the program. Funding may be provided during the second year of the program through stipends provided for teaching internships in area schools where students are placed for a full public school academic year.
As this is a joint degree program, the requirements for admission comprise those currently in use in the Department of History (SAS) and the Department of Instruction and Learning (EDUC). The ideal candidate will hold an undergraduate degree in History with a minimum QPA of 3.0. Applicants who do not have a History degree will have to explain why they have the requisite academic background to be considered for the MAHE. The admission requirements and are as follows:
- Completed School of Education Admissions Application.
- A non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) by credit card, check, or money order payable to 'University of Pittsburgh'.
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
- Official, third-party evaluation of all international transcripts for applicants who have not received a master's degree within the United States. We strongly recommend using World Education Services (WES) to complete this service.
- A resume.
- A thoughtful, clearly written career statement.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- GRE scores.
- A writing sample (e.g. a research paper done in a college course).
- Evidence of passing scores on the PRAXIS I test series (reading, writing, and mathematics).
- Completion of the appropriate number of prerequisite credit hours.