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


  • Undergraduate Degree and Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent
  • 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.

Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Undergraduate Degree and Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent
  • 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.

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements


  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent
  • 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
    July 15 No Entry No Entry Applied Behavior Analysis
    December 1 No Entry No Entry Counseling Psychology
    June 30 No Entry No Entry Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (PhD)
    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)

  • *December 15th for funding
    Fellowship deadline

Program Contact Information


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.

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