- DeadlinesFall: Apply by December 1, 5 p.m. EST
- GPA: 3.25 GPA in all graduate work attempted and 3.0 GPA in upper level undergraduate credits (UG60)
- GRE: Required. *See note below on GRE scores and COVID-19
- Applicant Statement / Letter of Intent: Required
- Records and documents:
- A completed online application for Graduate Admission with appropriate fees;
- An official copy of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores;
- Official transcripts of all higher education institutions attended;
- Three letters of reference attesting to the applicant's ability to succeed in doctoral study;
- A current resume/vitae;
- A statement that sets forth the applicant's research interests and career goals and relates these goals to the completion of the PhD Program in Higher Education;
- A writing sample illustrating research skills (such as a thesis, journal article, paper submitted for academic credit; etc.).
- Additional Requirements:
- International graduate student applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required.
- An interview with the Doctoral Admissions Committee.
For additional requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.
Temporary GRE Waiver
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) requirement is being waived for candidates seeking admission to Educational Policy Studies doctoral programs for Summer 2021 or Fall 2021.