Education, Doctor of Philosophy Degree
- Undergraduate and Graduate GPA 3.00
- Preference for applicants who hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in an area appropriately related to the chosen emphasis area. High achieving applicants who possess only a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered. Emphasis of prior degree area(s) should be appropriately related to the chosen emphasis area.
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
- A resumé or curriculum vitae emphasizing credentials and experiences relevant to a doctoral program in education
- A Statement of Intent that includes a Philosophy of Education - your statement may include explanations for why you want a doctoral degree, why you want to pursue this particular area of emphasis, and why you want to study at the University of Nevada Reno, as well as your personal views about the purpose of education, and the roles of students and teachers;
- Three letters of recommendation. The letters should be from people who have personal knowledge of your academic, and professional qualifications, as well as your dispositions to the extent that they are relevant to doctoral studies and post-doctoral careers;
- One sample of scholarly writing. This writing sample should offer evidence that you understand the expectations of scholarly writing in terms of content as well as format;
- Graduate faculty in the area of emphasis and the doctoral admissions committee must both recommend admission;
- The COE recommends, but does not require, that you have at least three years of relevant professional field experience by the time you finish your degree;
- International Students: TOEFL score of 550 (unless you have a college degree from a US institution).
The specific curriculum requirements are adapted to the professional needs of the student. Students should not enroll in any graduate-level course without first securing the approval of the program that such a course is acceptable toward a selected major or minor.