Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Library Media Studies - Apply
Because the application process takes time and the following materials must be submitted, please plan appropriately.
- Completed Admissions Application.
- A $50 non-refundable application fee made payable to Salem State - check or money order.
- Complete, official transcript documenting the award of a bachelor's degree and any graduate courses taken or degrees held.
- Three completed Reference for Graduate Admission forms. References may attach a letter, but must also return the form.
- Official copy of scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years. Those who already hold a master's degree or higher are exempt from this requirement.
- Students for whom English is not a first language must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.
- Statement of purpose (500- to 1,000-words, double-spaced) addressing the following questions:
-What factors in your personal and professional history have influenced you in the past and now lead you to seek admission to this program at Salem State?
-What are your long-term professional goals, and how will this program help you meet them?
-Is there any other information that you think would help the admissions committee to evaluate your application?
Additional Materials and Requirements
- A photocopy of teacher's license(s) that you may hold and scores on the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure (MTEL). If you are not pursuing Massachusetts licensure you do not need to submit MTEL scores. However, you are responsible for meeting your own state’s regulations.
- Applicants must have considerable experience with and access to a computer. Please visit Salem State Online to assess your readiness for an online program.
- We recommend that you apply no later than May 1 for fall enrollment, October 1 for spring enrollment and February 1 for summer enrollment.
- Please be advised that applications will not be reviewed until they are complete (all required materials are received).
Taking Courses Prior to Admission
If you want to take graduate courses before you apply for admission or while you are awaiting an admission decision, you may do so by using the First-Time Self-Service for Non-Degree Students.
Please note that utilizing this system does not constitute admission to a program. If you plan to become a degree-seeking, matriculated student, you must apply for admission before your third course, as only nine credits taken before matriculation may be counted toward your degree.