The program emphasis in Equity, Bilingualism & Biliteracy is specifically geared toward preparing researchers and leadership personnel in the field of bilingual multicultural education. Graduates are typically employed in schools of education as faculty and/or researchers. They also serve in professional positions with state and federal education agencies as well as local school districts.

Students are expected to bring an appropriate Master's degree and professional background to the doctoral program. The exact nature of the MA and professional experience required for admission depends upon the career goals of the candidate, but many candidates bring an MA in Bilingual/Multicultural Education or related degree, and experience in a bilingual classroom.

Financial Support

All of our doctoral students are awarded generous funding packages. Stipends and grants cover tuition costs and provide experiential graduate assistantships that further prepare you for your future as a researcher, educator, and leader in the field. Fellowship and assistantship packages are awarded on a competitive basis and vary for each student, but all funding packages cover five years of full-time study. 

A typical package will include a total of a 50% appointment (~20hr/week) through a Graduate Research Assistantship and/or Teaching Assistantship, full tuition remission and a fellowship to assist with student fees, the majority of the CU Student Health Gold Insurance Plan, and a stipend of approximately $21,400 per academic year. Please note that these figures are subject to change and summer funding is not guaranteed.

Our Miramontes Doctoral Scholars Program provides five years of funding for full-time doctoral study, including one year of support focused solely on the dissertation year. The program offers a dedicated, supportive community for doctoral students with research interests focused on educational equity and cultural diversity, and prospective students from underrepresented groups and those who are first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

Admissions Requirements

  • A Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcripts (official transcripts are required after admission)
  • GRE test scores (within 5 years)*
  • TOEFL scores for international students
  • Application Fee ($60 domestic application/$80 international) along with the application

Admission to all our graduate programs is competitive and based on multiple criteria, including undergraduate academic record, scores on exams, letters of recommendation, personal statement, evidence of special accomplishments, and relevant past experience. Criteria are considered in the aggregate. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

How to apply FAQ

Deadline

  • December 1, domestic
  • November 15, international 

For more information about courses and program requirements, visit the CU Boulder Course Catalog