The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Educational Studies

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
  • Educational Specialist
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Non-Degree
  • Teacher License

Required Supporting Documents


Educational Specialist Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • 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.

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    April 1 No Entry No Entry Applied Behavior Analysis (MS, Certificate, Online)
    December 1 No Entry No Entry Counseling Psychology
    June 30 No Entry No Entry Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (PhD)
    March 30 No Entry No Entry Higher Education
    March 15* No Entry No Entry Special Education (PhD)
    December 15 No Entry No Entry Gifted Education (PhD)
    December 15 No Entry No Entry Educational Psychology
    Rolling Rolling Rolling Education in Special Education (MS, Online)
    Rolling Rolling Rolling All other program areas

  • *December 15th for funding
    Fellowship deadline

Program Contact Information


  • On-Campus
    Name Office of Graduate Studies
    Phone 765-494-2345
    Fax 765-494-0587
    Email education-gradoffice@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Additional Information
    Address Office of Graduate Studies
    College of Education
    Purdue University
    100 North University Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
    USA

    Online
    Web Special Education
    Toll-Free 877-497-5851
    Phone 765-743-0709
    Fax 877-497-5852
    Email GradOnline@purdue.edu
    Address Purdue University Online Programs
    Admissions Processing Center
    851 Trafalgar Court, Suite 420 West
    Maitland, FL 32751

Additional Information


  • 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.

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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