Admission Requirements

Minimum Requirements for Admission

Admissions decisions are based on multiple criteria, including undergraduate academic record, scores on the Graduate Record Examination (Quantitative, Verbal, Writing), four letters of recommendation, evidence of special accomplishments (e.g., exemplary performance in research courses, completed research papers), and relevant past experience. The criteria are considered in the aggregate. Congruence between program and applicant goals is also an important consideration. The program has affirmative action goals and funding; candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

All persons seeking admission to the PhD program in Social and Multicultural & Bilingual Foundations of Education must meet the following minimum admission requirements:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 2.75 undergraduate grade point average.
  • Minimum 3.00 grade point average in any post-baccalaureate degree program.
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination
  • Classroom teaching experience, or verified experience working with children with special needs.
  • Bilingual competence in reading, writing, and speaking English and another language other than English (e.g., Spanish, Asian or American Indian languages).
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • International Students only: TOEFL scores (114) or IELTS (8.0)

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