Application Requirements:

  • Completion of an M.S., M.A., or equivalent degree in a related field with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Sufficient demonstration of independent research skills and interests (papers, projections, publications, theses, etc.)
  • Two years of relevant work experience (can include internships)
  • Successful Interview

To Apply:

  • Official educational transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Essay (1,500 words max.):
  • Why are you applying to a program that focuses on research on access, success, and equity and how does your research agenda align to that?
  • Academic writing sample (paper or publications)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Online application form

To complete the online application and find instructions on submission of all materials go to:

Application Deadlines:

Applications to the PhD in Education are accepted on a yearly basis for new students entering in the fall semesters only. The priority application deadline is January 5th and the final application deadline is February 15th. If invited, applicant interviews will take place the first Saturday in March. Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions in late March via email or mail.

International Center:

For international students, please click here.