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Applications for Fall 2023 are now closed for STEM and LEEP. We accept applications for Agriculture Education on a rolling basis.
Applicants should demonstrate a strong connection with the research program of at least one faculty member in their application. See information about the individual options to learn about faculty research interests.
Applicants are not required to take the GRE or submit a GRE score report when applying. If applicants elect to submit GRE scores, the admissions committee will review the scores as part of the holistic evaluation process, but such applications will not be judged more or less favorably than applications submitted without GRE scores. More information on admissions requirements can be found on the Graduate School website.
In order to apply for the Education PhD program, you must follow and complete the online application requirements for the Graduate School. Additional Graduate School Admissions information.
1. When beginning your application select the following:
2. You will be required to answer the following questions in the online application. Your answers are very important for your application and should present a thoughtful response. See “Application Review Process” below for the evaluation criteria.
3. Current Resumé or C.V.
4. Writing Sample
Applicants should submit one example of academic or professional writing (e.g. something you have published, a master's thesis, or a paper that you submitted to fulfill graduate course requirements). The sample must have been authored exclusively by the applicant. The purpose is to demonstrate your ability to write analytical English prose. A reasonable sample will be about 10 pages, double-spaced.
5.Transcripts must include:
6. Personal/Academic References
Identify 3 individuals willing to provide reference letters attesting to your academic and/or professional capacity. You will enter their email addresses in the application system. The individuals will be contacted via the online graduate application system and asked to submit reference letters. You will not upload reference letters in your application.
Ask references to respond quickly. Applications without all references will not be considered.
Applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty members. The review committee considers the following factors in assessing applicants:
Please note that a face-to-face or phone interview with a member of the Program Admissions Committee may be required prior to admission to the doctoral option.
Martha Ahrendt, Program Lead: [email protected]