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Education, Doctor of Philosophy Degree

How to Apply for the Ph.D. in Education

There are two parts to the application process. You must apply to the Graduate School and the College of Education.

Graduate School Application

This application is submitted on-line. Transcripts from ALL previous college and university work must be sent directly from each institution that you have attended to the Graduate School. Hand-carried transcripts, even with official seals, will not be accepted. If you wish to take some course work while awaiting approval for admission to the graduate program, you will want to apply to the Graduate School for admission as a "Graduate Special" student. Graduate Special standing allows you to take up to nine graduate credit hours that may apply to your doctoral program.

Graduate School Application Components:

  • GRE scores (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing)
  • Transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work
  • TOEFL scores (if you did not graduate from a US university, are not a US citizen, or are from a country in which English is not the native language)

College of Education Application

In addition to the application for the Graduate School, you must also apply for admission to the College of Education.

College Doctoral Application Components:

  • Application and signed dispositions form (found in the back of the doctoral application manual)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita
  • Statement of Intent/Philosophy of Education
  • The letters of recommendation [these may be completed through the confidential electronic process as part of the Graduate School application]
  • Sample of professional writing

Graduate Assistantships - A limited number of Graduate Assistantships (GAs) are available in the college. Strong priority is given to doctoral students with strong professional experience who can contribute to our teaching mission. You must be fully admitted before beginning any GA work.

International Students - Please visit the Office of International Students and Scholars to review requirements for international students.

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