Master of Science in Reading Science Program

Marian University proudly introduces its M.S. in Reading Science program, designed to elevate educators' expertise in literacy instruction. This innovative program, offered through the esteemed Fred S. Klipsch Educators College, presents a unique opportunity for educators to specialize in the Science of Reading. The Reading Science program is an entirely online, 34-credit hour, part-time program, making it accessible and convenient for working professionals.

In our M.S. in Reading Science program, educators gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills essential for boosting literacy rates among P-12 students. Upon completing this program, graduates are well-equipped to apply evidence-based practices to improve reading and written expression for all children.

Reading Science Curriculum

The curriculum of Marian University's M.S. in Reading Science aligns with the latest research and educational standards, ensuring that educators are prepared to implement effective literacy strategies. Key courses include Advanced Studies in Literacy Instruction, Literacy Assessment and Intervention, and Language Development for Reading. The program also includes practical application opportunities, allowing educators to integrate their learning into real-world teaching scenarios.

The Reading Science Curriculum is Designed to Ensure You:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Science of Reading and its application in classroom settings.
  • Develop strategies for effective literacy instruction, assessment, and intervention.
  • Learn to tailor reading and writing instruction to meet the diverse needs of all students.
  • Collaborate with other educators to foster literacy-rich environments in schools.
  • Understand and address the factors influencing literacy development in children.

Reading Science Careers

Graduates of the M.S. in Reading Science program are prepared for advanced roles in education. This degree is ideal for those aspiring to become literacy specialists, reading coaches, curriculum developers, and educational consultants. Educators with this specialization are in high demand in public and private schools, as well as in educational policy and research organizations.

This program is a perfect fit for educators passionate about empowering students through improved literacy and seeking to make a significant impact in the field of education.

A Master’s Degree That Makes a Difference

  • 34-Credit, Two-Year Program: Comprehensive yet concise, ensuring deep learning without overwhelming your schedule.
  • Flexible: 100% online coursework that allows you to study from anywhere, at times that work for you.
  • Affordable & Valuable: An investment in your future that promises substantial returns in educational impact.

Checklist of Admissions Requirements

Send your required application documents to:

Office of Graduate Admission
Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN  46222-1997

  • A bachelor’s degree from a CHEA and USDE approved institution
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00

Please visit the Business Office "Tuition Rates" page.

Cost DOES NOT include the application fee, rental of cap and gown for graduation, costs for purchasing textbooks, and other university fees.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting federal and state aid for your graduate studies.

Semester Application Deadline File Completion Deadline Courses Begin
Spring 2025 November 1, 2024 November 15, 2024 January 6, 2025
Summer 2025 March 1, 2025 March 15, 2025 May 5, 2025

Advance Your Career in Literacy Education

Marian University's M.S. in Reading Science program offers a unique blend of academic rigor and practical application. It's an ideal choice for educators committed to making a difference in literacy education. Apply now and join us in our mission to transform literacy education and empower future generations.

Apply Today!

The M.A. Rooney Scholarship

As part of the launch of the M.S. in Reading Science, Marian University has partnered with the M.A. Rooney Foundation, which has committed to providing a competitive scholarship to those enrolled in the program and who teach or lead teachers in an Indiana public, charter, or private school. The M.A. Rooney Scholarship, worth $5,000 towards the cost of the degree, will be granted to those who meet or exceed the set criteria.

Learn More About the M.A. Rooney Scholarship

Contact Us

Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
(317) 955-6000

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