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The Master of Education degree in Differentiated Instruction provides K-8 or 7-12 teachers a graduate program that focuses on innovative approaches to meeting the instructional needs of diverse learners. Graduate students in Differentiated Instruction must take a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate coursework in the following areas: the Graduate Core, Studies in Differentiated Instruction, and Electives.

General Admission Requirements:

  • A completed Graduate Application form.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from each institution attended, including MUW transcripts. Transcripts must verify that the applicant received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution and that the applicant has a minimum 3.0 overall GPA on a four-point scale for undergraduate studies.
  • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Test scores may not be more than five years old at the time of application.
  • Three letters of professional recommendation stating the applicant's qualifications for graduate work from persons (excluding family members and MUW employees) who have personal knowledge of the applicant's academic/work performance.
  • An immunization form showing proof of two doses of measles vaccines and one of rubella. See the Graduate Bulletin for more details.
  • A $25 application fee, payable to MUW Graduate Studies.


Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Teaching License

Tuition & Costs:

See Graduate Tuition & Costs

Financial Aid & Assistantships:

Financial aid is available to part-time and full-time students seeking a degree after acceptance to the program. For more information, please call the Financial Aid Center at 662-329-7114.

You may also fill out an application for a Graduate Scholarship or Graduate Assistantship from Graduate Studies in Education.

If you are a licensed public school teacher in Mississippi and in need of financial assistance, please contact the financial aid office of the Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) for information on the Graduate Teacher Reimbursement Scholarships (GTS). 1-800-327-2980 or 601-423-6997 or


Information on the course for this program can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.


Application Documents

Graduate Education Application Form
Scholarship Application
Graduate Assistantship Application
Reference Form

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