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Master of Science in Education

How to Get Started

Complete the Graduate Admission process:
Have you completed the online Application for Admission to Peru State

Apply Now!


Please note: When you select 'apply now' above, the first screen will ask you to create a username and password as you would to create any other Internet account. You will receive an email from our Admissions Office stating that your application has been received.


It takes 24 or so hours for your application to be processed into our student information system then you will receive another email from our Admissions Office stating that you are admitted to Peru State on a conditional basis. This email gives you information that you must go to the URL listed to 'claim' your student identification number which we call an NUID. 'Claiming' your NUID consists of you creating and confirming a password for your NUID and answering four security questions in case you ever forget your password. Please keep your NUID, password, and security questions available because you will use your NUID and password to log into our student information system and other sites that you will have access to.


PLEASE NOTE: If you have NOT received the emails described above, the emails may be stored in your Spam or Junk folders. Please check those folders as soon as possible. If you still do not have the emails, please contact the Admissions Office and ask for the emails to be sent again!


You are admitted on a conditional basis and can enroll for the semester you applied to begin taking your courses. The conditional basis is on the condition that you submit the required materials listed below. Failure to submit these documents can prevent you from registering for future semesters' courses. We encourage students to submit the following documents as soon as possible.

When you have completed the online application, you must then submit the following materials to the Graduate Admissions Office:

  • Official undergraduate transcript that documents completion of a Bachelor degree.
  • Two completed recommendation forms One recommendation form must be completed by a current supervisor. Recommendation forms from relatives are not appropriate. Please submit the above recommendaiton forms link to your reference(s) to be directly sent to our Graduate Programs Office.
  • Professional resume.
  • Copy of teaching certificate.

NOTE:  Transcripts are official only if mailed directly to the Graduate Admissions office from the institution itself.

You may fax all materials (excluding official transcripts) to 402-872-2296.

  1. Course Registration:
    It is the responsibility of the student to plan his/her own program of study.  Find your program of study (online or cohort) under forms & documents. The rotation schedule is available and updated when necessary.

    Online cohort students are automatically registered for the scheduled rotation of courses.

    Online students are required to use the "myPSC" feature to register for courses once they are admitted to Peru State. Please contact the Graduate Programs Office (402-872-2314) if you need assistance.
  2. Blackboard Orientation:
    Students are assigned a Blackboard account and are registered for the course(s) approximately one week prior to the course start date.

    Your username for Blackboard is your NUID. Your password will be the month and date of your birth: example: if your birthdate is August 31, your password is 0831.

    You will need to log in to your Blackboard account during the week prior to class beginning in order to complete the Blackboard Orientation which is mandatory. Blackboard Orientation introduces students to the screens that will be used during your coursework.
  3. Purchase Your Textbooks:
    The first two core courses in your online program is Educ 512-Technology and Mediated Instruction and Educ 601-Study Design and Data Collection-which are offered each summer.

    The textbook list is on the Graduate Programs web site home page and is updated regularly.

    Please contact the Bobcat Bookstore at 402-872-2248 or to determine what textbook(s) is(are) being used at least three weeks ahead of time to insure that you have the correct textbook(s) before the course begins.

    If you purchase the textbook(s) from a vendor other than the Bobcat Bookstore, Peru State will not be held responsible for having a textbook inconsistent with the one the course is scheduled to use.


For assistance:

Graduate Programs Office

1-800-742-4412, Option #4

402-872-2314 or


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