Constitutional Government Civics and Law, M.A.

The Master of Arts in Constitutional Government, Civics, and Law (MACGCL) is offered by the School of Education and the Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University, with program support from Pembroke College at Oxford University, and offers two areas of concentration. The teaching track enhances an individual’s ability to teach social studies in K-12 public and private schools and in community colleges. The research track prepares individuals to pursue doctoral studies in constitutional law, history, or political science. Both tracks focus on the foundations of the American political system through close readings of key texts in American constitutional and political history.

Matriculation Requirements

  • Application for admission to graduate program with application fee by the established deadline.

  • Submit official transcripts from all universities attended.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university, a nationally accredited program, or the international equivalent.

  • A 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 GPA calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate work.

  • Submission of admissions essay

  • Submission of two letters of recommendation

  • For international students whose native language is not English, submit official TOEFL or IELTS band scores. A TOEFL score of 80 iBT (550 pBT) or higher, or an IELTS band score of 6.5 or higher within the past two years is required.

  • International students must also meet all US government requirements for international students.

  • The university uses a selective admissions process for admitting students to graduate programs. Meeting minimum admissions criteria does not guarantee admission to the graduate program or to the University as a graduate student