Selection of candidates for admission to the program is based on the following criteria:
* substantial prior academic achievement as represented by GPA
* satisfactory perfomance on the Graduate Record Examination General Test. Candidates who have successfully completed a prior master's degree from an accredited institution may request a waiver of the GRE
* three strongly supportive letters of recommendation attesting to intellectual, personal and professional competence for graduate study
* a thoughtful statement of purpose for graduate study in literacy
* interview with faculty where feasible
* professional teaching experience or equivalent (to be evaluated by faculty of the program) [see M.Ed. Reading Degree/Teacher Certification for candidates who are not experienced educators]
The application for graduate study and supporting materials [transcript, letters of recommendation, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, Statement of Residence (NH residents only)] should be filed with the Graduate School. Information concerning the GRE may be obtained from the UNH Graduate School or the Educational Testing Service. Candidates who have completed successfully a prior master's degree from an accredited institution may request a wiaver of the GRE. Evidence of the prior degree should accompany the application to the Graduate School. The Graduate Program in Reading reviews applications on a rolling basis, deciding on admission as candidates complete their files. Beginning February 1, decisions are made regarding financial aid. Please contact Program Coordinator for further information.
Assistantships and tuition scholarships for full-time students are available through the Graduate School (apply on the Graduate School application). Applications for tuition scholarships for part-time students are available during each academic semester from the Graduate School. Applications for loans and work study may be obtained from the UNH Financial Aid Office.