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Why study Gifted and Talented Education online through OSU?

As the only program of its type offered in Oklahoma, the master’s in Gifted and Talented Education develops practitioners who will advocate for the needs of gifted and talented students by focusing on the development of quality gifted programming. Successful completion of the 18-hour required core curriculum qualifies students to take the Oklahoma Gifted Education Specialist certification exam, equipping graduates for successful careers in public and private education at the school and district levels. 


This 100 percent online program is delivered through Canvas, OSU’s online learning platform. The program offers a two-year, accelerated cohort-style completion sequence in which students take two courses per semester. Completion pace can be modified as needed. The innovative and interactive online format utilizes synchronous video conferencing to form strong virtual communities connecting networks of teachers across the state and beyond.



All courses are offered in a cohort style model. Degree completion requires a minimum of 36 hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including common core, research requirement, area of emphasis and electives or thesis/creative component.



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to submit application materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester. 


To apply to the Teaching, Learning and Leadership - option in Gifted and Talented Education, M.S. program, submit the following: 


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  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA required)
  • Current resume/vita
  • Personal goal statement (500 words) 



Students enrolled in the Gifted and Talented Education master's program will complete 36 credit hours during the course of their studies. Cost estimates below are calculated based on 2021-2022 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available on the Bursar website.

2021-2022 Estimated Cost
  Resident Non-Resident
Total cost per credit hour 442.35 572.55
Total cost per 3-credit hour course 1,327.05 1,717.65
Total program cost based on 36 hours 15,924.60 20,611.80

* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2021-2022 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks, exams, or course expenses, nor do they factor in individual transfer credits or scholarship information. Cost will vary if not enrolled in a fully online degree program. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer



Scholarships and Financial Aid


The Gifted Oklahomans (GO) Foundation and Oklahoma Association of the Gifted, Creative and Talented (OAGCT) provides a scholarship for teachers of gifted students to pursue graduate-level coursework in the field of gifted education. Scholarship applications must be submitted within the first two weeks of the semester. 

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