Graduate School of Education


Master of Education Programs

Addressing California’s and the nation’s urgent educational needs is the focus of the Master of Education degrees offered at the Graduate School of Education at UCR. If you have a passion for applying the latest and best educational research findings, or enhancing education for an increasingly diverse student population, our M.Ed. programs offer many ways for you to make a difference. You can choose to earn a master's of education degree in the following specializations: Applied Behavior Analysis; Diversity and Equity; and Higher Education and Policy. GRE scores are not required for these professional programs.

For information about M.Ed. + Credential Programs visit our Teacher Education program here.

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M.Ed. Areas of Specialization

  • Applied Behavior Analysis

    The courses in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) graduate program are aimed at individuals who wish to provide behavioral support services to students in educational and clinical settings, including special educators, school psychologists, paraprofessionals, and other behavioral health providers. Verified Course Sequence by BACB - Behavior Analyst Certification Board. This four-quarter cohort model program is available for Fall only admission.

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  • Diversity and Equity

    The Diversity and Equity graduate program prepares you for a career in a leadership position in a public or private educational institution dealing with issues of student diversity and educational equity. This program is available for Fall only admission.

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  • Higher Education Administration and Policy

    The Higher Education Administration and Policy graduate program prepares you for a variety of roles in higher education, such as student affairs or academic outreach, or to pursue a Ph.D. program. This program is available for Fall, Winter and Spring admission.

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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

Sierra Andrew

Sierra Andrew, M.Ed., Diversity and Equity '18

"My experience in GSOE allowed me to think critically about my role in the future of global education. I believe that I am now better equipped to serve students of various demographic backgrounds."