Admission Requirements

Students who wish to be admitted to the PhD in Curriculum and Instruction must fulfill all of the following:

  • Completed application
  • A master's or higher degree in your field of specialization or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university
  • If you have limited academic credentials in your chosen area of specialization you may be asked to take master's level courses, which will not be applied towards the doctoral degree, prior to admission to the Program
  • Graduate GPA of at least 3.25 (A=4.0)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in all three areas: Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing; scores must be from a test date within five years preceding application
  • Three recent letters of professional recommendation (two must be academic instructors or advisors) regarding your capacity to successfully complete a research-oriented doctoral program
  • An interview with two faculty members

A three-step admission process is used for screening applicants:

  • A faculty member in your specialization area will review the application materials for completeness and evaluate coursework within the specialization.
  • Two faculty members will interview you.
  • The Doctoral Review Council approves or disapproves the application and makes its recommendation to the Dean of the School of Education.

Application Deadlines

All application materials (including test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation) are due to the Admissions Office by the following date for priority consideration:

June 1 for Fall admission.

Please note: Admission decisions are made continuously through-out the calendar year. For more information, please contact Dr. Ruth Ban, Program Director PhD in Curriculum and Instruction Department, at or call 305-899-3710 (toll-free 1-800-756-6000, ext. 4827).