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Educational Studies

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Educational Studies.  It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

Counseling Psychology
Special Education


Non Degree/Postbaccalaureate Applicants

Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below. Only complete files are reviewed.

Program

Fall Application Deadlines
Counseling Psychology December 1
School Counseling January 15
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Ph.D. June 30
Special Education, Ph.D. March 15 (December 15th for funding)
Gifted Education, Ph.D. December 15 for fellowships
Educational Psychology December 15 for fellowships

 

All other Educational Studies program areas have rolling admission.
Deadlines subject to change. View websites below.

Contact Information Mailing Address
Web Sites of Interest
Name: Office of Graduate Studies
Phone: (765) 494-2345 
FAx: (765) 494-0587
E-mail: education-gradoffice@purdue.edu
Office of Graduate Studies
College of Education
Purdue University
100 North University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
USA

Graduate Program

Office of Graduate Studies

Application Requirements (see below)

 

Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will be required to submit a new application.

Master's of Science in Education Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required for all Educational Studies program areas, except for Special Education and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
         if undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher.
        Required for all graduates from non-U.S. institutions of higher education.
        In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score (less than 5 years old) of 300 or more for revised GRE Test is expected.

International Applicants 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required: In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score (less than 5 years old) of 300 or more for revised GRE Test is expected.
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
        Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
        With the following minimum section requirements:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 18
        Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted  
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers (if TOEFL PBT taken): 
       
    Required minimum score of 5. 

Educational Specialist Degree Program

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required: In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score (less than 5 years old) of 300 or more for revised GRE Test is expected.
        If a student holds a bachelor's or master's degree with a grade point aveage (GPA) of 3.2/4.0 or above, the GRE is not required for admission.

International Applicants

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required: In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score (less than 5 years old) of 300 or more for revised GRE Test is expected.
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
        Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
        With the following minimum section requirements:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 18
        Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted  
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers (if TOEFL PBT taken): 
       
    Required minimum score of 5.

Doctoral Degree Program

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required: In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score (less than 5 years old) of 300 or more for revised GRE Test is expected.

International Applicants

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required for unconditional admission
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required: In general, a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score (less than 5 years old) of 300 or more for revised GRE Test is expected. 
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
       With the following minimum section requirements:
       Reading: 19
       Listening: 14
       Speaking: 18
       Writing: 18
  • IELTS (alternative exam for TOEFL):
        Minimum Score required: 6.5
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for for Non-Native English Speakers (if TOEFL PBT taken): 
       
    Required minimum score of 5 

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