Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education and Human Resource Studies – Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change Specialization

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Fall semester July 15
Spring semester December 15
Summer semester March 15

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1Review Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution or a CSU-recognized international institution is required
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Applicants whose GPA is lower than 3.00 must demonstrate their potential for academic success by providing additional evidence such as: additional recommendation letters showing strong potential for graduate studies or completion of six credits of graduate level coursework
  • Minimum five years professional work experience
  • GRE scores are not required

Meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure admission to the OLPC specialization. Admission is based on a number of factors, including prior academic and professional experience, your personal statement, and fit with the program.

2 Prepare Application Materials

Prepare the materials below and upload when you apply online.

  • Statement of purpose
    Include in your statement:
    • Reasons for seeking this degree specialization
    • Your views of learning as an adult
    • What you bring to our community of learners
    • A summary of your long-term professional, educational, or personal goals and how the program will meet your goals
    • Your professional commitment to your field of study
    • Your expectations for the program
    • The factors that led you to consider CSU and the School of Education
  • Resume or vita
    • Record of all collegiate work, including institution names, attendance dates, and degrees earned
    • Record of all professional employment, including dates of service
    • List of special skills or competencies, including certifications and licensures
    • List of publications, exhibitions, prizes, awards, or other recognition
    • List of service activities, including community or charity
  • Three letters of recommendation
    Three recommendation letters are required for all applicants. You will provide information about your recommenders in the online application. CSU will contact them with instructions and a link to a secure form they will submit on your behalf.
    Appropriate references are:
    • Previous or current college/university instructors
    • Previous or current immediate professional supervisors
    • Observers, other than supervisors, who can verify the specific impact of your professional or intellectual expertise

3 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Choose: "Education and Human Resource Studies / Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change (M.Ed.) - Distance" for the program of study

4 Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript of all collegiate work completed from every institution attended, whether or not you received a degree from those institutions. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required. Official transcripts can either be mailed in or sent as e-transcripts.

Send e-transcripts to: gradadmissions@colostate.edu

Send paper copies to:
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Selection Timeline
Applications are reviewed monthly on a rolling basis. Faculty review of applications takes approximately 4-6 weeks.

Information for International Students

Official transcript translation

Ensure official copies include a certified translation into English (only one set of transcripts is required).

Official test scores

Colorado State University requires that proficiency in English language be demonstrated either by the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE academic tests prior to admission. Please submit one of the official scores from the list below. Tests must be taken within two years prior to admission and submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075).

  • The minimum TOEFL score for admission without condition is 550 (paper-based), or 80 (internet-based).
  • The minimum IELTS score for admission without condition is 6.5.
  • The minimum PTE Academic score for admission without condition is 58.

All applicants who are citizens of countries in which English is not the official language, and who do not have an undergraduate degree from the U.S. must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores.

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