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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, we offer our Master of Education (MEd) degree entirely online, providing you with a flexible and accessible learning experience tailored to your needs.

Students enrolled in Tulane’s online MEd program complete their degree in an average of two years. It’s important to note, however, that this time may vary based on the number of credits taken each semester.

Students do not have to declare an area of specialization. If you are interested in pursuing one of the four graduate certificates as part of your online MEd, you are encouraged to address this in your personal statement. Students will choose their graduate certificate with an advisor upon course registration.

The online Master of Education (MEd) capstone is an application of your acquired knowledge and skills in real-world educational contexts. Through fieldwork, internships, or simulations, you engage directly with educational environments and translate theory into practice. In addition to the experiential component, you will complete culminating written reports and presentations focused on the instructional implications of your findings.

Both the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and the Master of Education (MEd) are valuable pathways into the field of education, but they serve different purposes and cater to distinct career aspirations. While the MAT program focuses on preparing teachers for the classroom, an MEd provides a background in American pedagogy and curriculum design to ready leaders equipped to navigate the complexities of modern education. For more detailed information, visit our blog, which explores the differences between the two degrees and spotlights the benefits of the online MEd.


No, the online Master of Education (MEd) program welcomes applicants from all professional and academic backgrounds. We believe that diverse perspectives enrich our learning environment and encourage all those interested in education leadership to review our admission requirements.

No, applicants from all professional and academic backgrounds will be considered for admission to the online MEd program.

Yes, they are eligible to apply. While there is no language testing requirement, we do require a document-by-document World Evaluation Services (WES) transcript evaluation. 

Please note that Tulane SoPA cannot offer federal financial aid or visas to international students for this program. For questions about scholarship eligibility, call our financial aid office.

Yes, both online MEd and individual certificate applicants are required to submit the same set of materials.

Yes, applicants who are denied may appeal their decision with a written explanation. They should also provide any supporting documentation that details their reason for earning a low GPA, not persisting through prior classes, or any other educational challenges. Prospective student are encouraged to address how their situation has changed and why they should be reconsidered for the program. Denied applicants can reapply one year after their initial application.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Based on 2023-2024 tuition rates, the online Master of Education costs $1,210 per credit hour. The program consists of 30 total credits — not including the three-credit state endorsement add-on for the Special Education certificate — which brings the approximate total cost to $36,300.

Yes, we are committed to making education accessible and affordable. We offer a 20 percent scholarship for eligible individuals. We also participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, providing extra funding for master’s students without an additional charge to their GI Bill entitlement. Additionally, if you’re employed, your company may offer tuition assistance or reimbursement programs. We encourage you to reach out to our Office of Financial Aid for personalized assistance and to explore our blog article on financing your MEd degree.

Yes, you can earn a certificate along with your online MEd at no extra cost.

Students pay tuition on a per-credit basis prior to the start of each semester. Generally, tuition for the fall semester is billed by July 15, and payment in full is expected within 30 days (by Aug. 15). Tuition for the spring semester is billed by Dec. 15, and payment in full is expected by Jan. 15. For more information and details, visit the Tulane Accounts Receivable Office website.

Please reach out to the Office of Financial Aid directly via phone or email for assistance.

Yes, a nonrefundable $200 deposit fee is required to hold your admission spot prior to enrollment. This payment will go toward your first semester’s tuition upon registration.

Career Outcomes

Yes. Tulane is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and in its online Master of Education program, students are taught by the same expert faculty, study the same rigorous curriculum, and are awarded the same degree at graduation as their on-campus peers.

Pursuing our online Master of Education (MEd) is an invaluable investment in your future as an education leader. Current instructors looking to remain in the classroom can expect a salary increase. Per the National Center for Education Statistics, teachers with master’s degrees earn 27.6 percent more than their counterparts with bachelor’s degrees.1 Tulane’s real-world relevant courses and applied learning experiences prepare learners interested in administrative, policy, and corporate training work as well.

While some areas of the country may present more job opportunities than others, our online MEd empowers you to promote equitable teaching practices in your chosen industry.

1 National Center for Education Statistics, 2020-2021

Graduates of the online MEd at Tulane are poised for success in a wide range of impactful careers. Our program prepares individuals to serve their communities as ESL success coaches, curriculum specialists for special education, educational policy analysts, learning experience designers, training development managers, and more.

The Master of Education (MEd) at Tulane University is not a means to becoming a teacher. While our curriculum provides a foundational understanding of American pedagogy and learning design, it does not facilitate the in-classroom teaching experience required by most states for certification. However, our program is a strong choice for current instructors seeking to advance their careers without leaving the classroom.