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Master of Science in Reading Online

This online program empowers you to guide students with reading difficulties by enhancing practical, hands-on skills that can lead to career advancement.

06/13/22 Next Application Due Date
06/27/22 Next Class Start Date

Program Overview

Why Our 100% Online Master of Science in Reading Stands Out

$12,570 Total Tuition
As few as 18 months Program Duration
30 Credits

The Master of Science in Reading online program from Barry University program enables you to prepare for literacy leadership roles at the school, community, and district levels. Although this is a non-certification program, you can take the state certification exam after graduation.

In this 30-credit online master’s in reading program, you will study the foundations of reading instruction, teaching language arts, reading diagnosis and remediation, research-based reading and study skill strategies, and reading in specific content areas and age groups. Embedded practice provide valuable field experience prior to earning your degree.

Our online coursework is taught by the same dedicated faculty who teach on campus. You can complete your degree in as few as 18 months.

SACS-COC Accredited

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Barry University.

Upon completion of this online program, you will be prepared to:

  • Apply knowledge of reading research to improve literacy instruction
  • Demonstrate refined research-based teaching strategies and skills for improved reading and learning
  • Model the integration of reading to learn best practices into the entire curriculum

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Barry University’s Affordable Online Degree Tuition

Students in the Master of Science in Reading online program can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $30 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition.

$419 Per Credit
$12,570 Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Per 3-Credit Course Per Program
Master of Science in Reading $419 $1,257 $12,570

*Tuition and fees subject to change.


Our Application Deadlines and Class Schedules

With six start dates each year, the Master of Science in Reading online program is flexible and accessible. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes, and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date.

Now Enrolling:

06/13/22 Next Application Due Date
06/27/22 Next Class Start Date

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Please refer to the full academic calendar for more details, including refund policies and dates.

Session Program Start Date Admissions & Financial Aid Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline * Last Class Day
Spring B March 7, 2022 February 21, 2022 February 26, 2022 February 28, 2022 March 2, 2022 April 23, 2022
Summer A'22 May 2, 2022 April 18, 2022 April 23, 2022 April 25, 2022 April 27, 2022 June 18, 2022
Summer B'22 June 27, 2022 June 13, 2022 June 18, 2022 June 20, 2022 June 22, 2022 August 13, 2022
Fall A'22 August 22, 2022 August 8, 2022 August 13, 2022 August 15, 2022 August 17, 2022 October 8, 2022
Fall B'22 October 17, 2022 October 3, 2022 October 8, 2022 October 10, 2022 October 12, 2022 December 2, 2022

*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.

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Being Admitted to Our Master of Science in Reading Program

Students entering the Master of Science in Reading online degree program must hold a baccalaureate degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. If the student’s GPA falls below a 3.0, a GRE or MAT may be required. Applicants also are required to submit two letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose.

Bachelor’s degree From a regionally accredited institution
Two professional references
No GRE/MAT required
No teaching certificate required

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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • No teaching certificate required
  • No GRE/MAT required
  • Professional Resume
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Applicants whose cumulative GPA is under 3.0 may be provisionally admitted to the program. To be fully admitted to the program, the student must attain a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 by the end of the provisional period determined by the program director.*
  • Professional resume with two current professional references or two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose essay integrated into the online application
  • Official transcripts from colleges/universities where degree conferred should be emailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address: [email protected] You can also upload your documents directly into the MyBarry portal. If sending postal mail, please use address below (Note - Transcripts will take longer to be received and processed)
    • *Barry University may ask for additional transcripts depending on student status and completion of other admissions requirements.
Mail to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33161

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*Those applicants whose cumulative GPA scores are less than 2.5 will only be admitted to the program under special circumstances and as recommended by the program director.


Discover What You Will Learn in Our MS in Reading Online Classes

In order to earn the Master of Science in Reading online, students must complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credits. All courses are seven weeks in length.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course explores major research designs and methods emphasizing underlying assumptions, inquiry aims, participant selection, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and reporting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

This course utilizes interdisciplinary and differentiated approaches to the teaching of language arts. Studies research-based models and methods for interrelating language arts. Projects which interrelate and integrate reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, visually representing and thinking are required.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Surveys the knowledge and research-based teaching strategies necessary to understand the nature of reading and the basic principles of reading instruction with a focus on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension and their integration. Includes use of professional resources to investigate historical and current trends differentiating in reading instruction. Field experience required.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Assists elementary and secondary classroom teachers with research-based reading and study skill strategies as they apply to the subject areas in their curriculum. Projects involve the use of differentiated lessons planning, practice and demonstration activities, and informal screening devices will be designed for specific content areas in the classroom. Field experience required.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Using research, the course focuses on the diagnosis of reading difficulties. It includes the administration, interpretation, and use of informal assessment data to impact, prescribe, and plan for differentiated instruction. Prerequisites: EDU 567, or equivalent. Field experience required.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Utilizes research--based classroom instructional methods, materials, and differentiated strategies based on informal assessment for use in correcting reading difficulties with students in the K–12 classroom. Prerequisite: EDU 567 and 584 or equivalent. Field experience required.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Introduces theoretical foundations of emergent literacy, reading curriculum for primary children and research-based best practices for teaching primary reading with a focus on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension and their integration. Prerequisite: EDU 567 or equivalent.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Focuses on research--based methods for implementing the duties and responsibilities of the reading professional. Includes consultative and coaching skills. The focus includes human relations and leadership skills. Prerequisite: EDU 567 or equivalent.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Examines the administration of standardized assessments and interpretation of data and results for diagnosing disabilities which impact learning to read and success with the reading process. The focus is development and implementation of research-based, instructional, differentiated remedial lessons. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDU 567, 584 and 590 or equivalent and permission of advisor.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

Provides a supervised practicum which focuses on educators using research-­based literacy techniques, assessments and differentiated methodology for working with and coaching students, educators, administrators, other teachers, and community members. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.S. or Ed.S. program in Reading or permission of reading program faculty. This is the capstone course in the graduate reading program. Prerequisite: Permission of advisor.

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