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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

For the 2017-18 academic year, the tuition charge for MAT students will be $3,575 per unit. The MAT program is completed in three terms for a total of nine units beginning in the fall and ending the following summer.

Required Units

Term Units
Fall Term 4
Spring Term 3.5
Summer Term    1.5


Prerequisites

Students who have not taken the two prerequisites EDUC 419 and EDUC 420 (or their equivalent) take these courses during the summer prior to the beginning of the MAT program. Tuition for these prerequisites is $2,685 per course if taken during the Summer term.  Please note, taking these prerequisite courses during the academic year (Fall or Spring term) has a higher cost of $6,040 per course.  For more information, call 253.879.3375.

Financial Aid

Student Financial Services staff members are available to discuss financing options for the total cost of the MAT program. Financial aid available to graduate students is composed of federal loans and a limited number of departmental scholarships.

Eligibility for need-based financial aid is based on demonstrated financial need. Financial need is defined as the difference between the total cost of attending Puget Sound and the amount you are expected to contribute as calculated by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The cost of attendance is the total cost of tuition billed by the university, plus a standard calculation for room and board allowance, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.

The FAFSA must be completed each year. The first time you complete the FAFSA you will be considered for financial aid for the fall and spring terms. Because summer term is considered the start of an academic year, you must complete another FAFSA to determine eligibility for summer financial aid. Priority deadline for FAFSA renewal is March 1.

Work Study

Graduate students are also eligible to apply for university work study positions that are not based on financial need.

Estimated Financial Aid Available

Award Amount
Federal Direct Loan $20,500

Additional Loan Resources 

Graduate PLUS Loan
Graduate students may pursue funding through the Federal Graduate PLUS loan program. Students may borrow a PLUS Loan for any year that they are enrolled at least half-time. Click here to see a chart to determine interest rates and here to view loan origination fees.  

Private Education Loan
There are many private lenders who offer private educational loans to students provided the qualifying credit and income criteria are met. You can compare options for private education loans through FASTChoice, a free online loan comparison tool.

Calculating the Cost of a Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program requires a total of nine units. Typically one unit at University of Puget Sound is equivalent to six credits at an institution on the quarter system.  At Puget Sound, MAT candidates earn Washington state residency certification and a master’s degree in 12 months.

Calculating the Cost of a Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program requires a total of nine units.  Typically one unit at University of Puget Sound is equivalent to six credits at an institution on the quarter system.  At Puget Sound MAT candidates earn Washington state residency certification and a master's degree in 12 months. 

Financial Aid for MAT Students

Financial aid available to graduate students is composed of federal loans and a limited number of departmental scholarships. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their admission application; no separate application is required. Additional information is available by contacting Amy Ryken, dean of the School of Education.