Hillsdale College

Application Requirements

Admission to the Graduate School of Education

Applicants for admission are required to submit the following:

Admission to the Graduate School of Education requires the completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, or proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution of higher learning.

The Hillsdale College Master of Arts Degree in Classical Education is a professional program for those who wish to teach in, administer, or found classical schools as well as those who seek to deepen their understanding of the principles and practices of classical education. Like many other graduate, professional degrees, the program does not presume prior exposure to or formation in classical education or its related disciplines.

  1. Official transcripts from all institutions where undergraduate and graduate work has been undertaken. These should be sent directly from the undergraduate and graduate institutions; secure electronic copies accepted.
  2. Official score report from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), taken within the last five years and sent directly from the testing agency. The code for Hillsdale College is 1295. Other tests (GMAT, LSAT, etc.) may not be substituted for the GRE and the GRE requirement cannot be waived.
  3. Three letters of recommendation. These should be requested from within our online application to enable verifiable, electronic submission.
  4. A sample of written work – academic writing preferred.
  5. A concise statement of interest which should include a short intellectual autobiography—a statement of the applicant’s intellectual development and how it influenced the applicant’s desire to study in Hillsdale’s graduate program—and how the degree fits into the applicant’s career plans. This statement should not exceed 500 words.
  6. A completed application submitted online.
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