Blended Master of Arts in Educational Studies

Degree: Master of Arts in Educational Studies

The Blended Master of Arts in Educational Studies program combines 12 credits of online courses with 18 credits of campus-based courses. With that, students experience both the convenience of self-paced, online learning and the richness of conventional, campus-based courses.

Why a Blended Master’s program?

Students in the blended MA program will receive two credentials:

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Students will also benefit from the flexibility of completing the campus-based portion of the MA in less time. Both full-time and part-time students will receive 12 credits toward their degree for their online MicroMasters work. Students will complete the remaining 18 credit hours of coursework on campus. Full-time students can complete the program with two nine-credit hour semesters. Part-time students can complete the program with three six-credit hour semesters.

Why Our Program?

This program prepares students to collaborate on diverse teams of educational professionals and to transform education within new domains of practice arising from political, policy, and social pressures. Our blended program exploits the power of the Internet as a complement to traditional face-to-face learning. Students will experience an interdisciplinary, boundary-spanning program that brings together teachers, educational leaders, reformers, and others to develop shared capabilities for practice.

Our program prepares students to:

Program Strengths

Our program strengths include:

Plan of Study

The blended MA program begins with the MicroMasters: an initial, online, five-course learning experience in which students engage a global community of impassioned educators focused on Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement. The required sequence includes the following five courses:

Students who complete the MicroMasters and are accepted into the campus-based MA program will earn 12 credits toward one of the following program threads:

Explore Your Fit

To contact the Educational Studies MA Recruitment Coordinator, complete this short form

Interested in hosting students from this program in your organization? Learn more here.

Preferred Applicants

Are you an alum of our Teacher Education program? Or a U-M alum with an Education minor? You are eligible for our preferred applicant status. As a preferred applicant to our master's programs, the application fee and GRE requirement may be waived. Apply soon as these spaces are limited. To learn more contact

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