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Graduate School of Education


Master of Arts Programs

UC Riverside's Graduate School of Education is ranked as one of the best education graduate schools in the nation by U.S. World News & Report (2020). Located in Inland Southern California, the Master's of Arts program provides students with innovative solutions to some of education's most critical issues. Whether it be preparing you to serve increasingly diverse populations, devising effective measures of student performance, or enhancing teaching methods for those with learning disabilities, our research-based education programs will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience to tackle real world challenges facing educators today. You can choose to earn a master's degree in one of the following specializations: Education, Society, and Culture; Educational Psychology; Neuroscience and Education; Research, Evaluation, Measurements, and Statistics (REMS); Special Education and Autism.

Estimated Program Cost

M.A. Specializations

Program Overview

Part or full-time study

In-person, seminar style classes

Main campus - Riverside

Most classes meet 4-7pm

Financial Aid

Federal or private loans for domestic students

Department funding


Take advantage of research opportunities with award-winning faculty

Explore the array of research interests and centers

Alumni Spotlight

Testimonial - MA - JudelMay

JudelMay Enriquez '17
Faculty, CSUF Dept of Child & Adolescent Studies;
Project Coordinator, CSUF Resilient Families Program

"The M.A. program emphasized inclusivity and communal learning, and really stretched my critical awareness of societal and institutional barriers to education. It was very asset-based, and classes were enriched further because we learned from each other along with the professors. It is through GSOE that I was able to hone my intellectual skills and gain knowledge of critical issues in education to share with future generations.”