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Science Education (MS)​

Science Education (MS)
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Nurture curiosity and instill a love of science

The Master’s in Science Education will enhance your content knowledge and the skills you need to be a master teacher. This program encourages and models the skills of scientific inquiry as well as the curiosity, openness to new ideas and skepticism that characterize the study of science. You’ll be equipped with the latest research on how students learn science and gain new approaches for aligning your curriculum with Next Generation Science Standards.

The Science Education MS program is designed specifically for in-service K-12 teachers and can be completed in two years. This is a cohort-based program, and classes meet online or in the evenings on our Lincoln Park Campus.

For international students: this is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.

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Chicago: a living laboratory

The MS in Science Education offers high-impact, innovative science experiences, including a course in high-altitude ballooning, where you will design and build scientific payloads and launch them into Earth’s upper atmosphere. Also, as part of your capstone, you’ll complete an action research project in a local classroom to help improve science teaching and learning.

Application Deadlines

The Science Education MS Program is currently not accepting applications.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, official transcripts and the MS in Science Education supplemental application form.

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Required Courses

You’ll take 12 courses to complete your degree.

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of Science Education graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.

Professors who understand your classroom

You’ll learn from faculty members like Professor Bernhard Beck-Winchatz, an astrophysicist who works with NASA to incorporate the latest scientific discoveries and learning into his courses. Through DePaul’s STEM center, Beck-Winchatz has worked with CPS middle school students to conduct science experiments in near-space.

“My DePaul experience gave me the confidence to really push the boundaries for myself and for my students. I am confident in my own content knowledge, and this has given me the confidence to take on big projects with my students.”

Kris (MS ’13)

Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
Kris, Science Education MS alum  

Alumni Network

Our alumni work in parochial, private and public schools across the Chicago metropolitan area. You’ll also be connected with DePaul’s community of more than 201,000 alumni worldwide.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s College of Science and Health at (773) 325-7315 or

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