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Graduate Admission

Applicants for all programs must submit the following materials:

  1. Graduate application.
  2. 1 official transcript from each collegiate institution attended.
  3. Original Graduate Record Examination general test scores for all doctoral applicants (Ed.D. and Ph.D.). Applicants for the Ed.D. with a concentration in educational administration may submit either GRE scores (preferred) or Miller Analogies Test scores. The GRE is not required for master’s applicants in educational administration, higher education, foundations of education, or educational technology.
  4. Statement of purpose/relevance of degree to career aspirations.
  5. 3 letters of recommendation evaluating the applicant’s capacity for rigorous graduate study and qualifications for leadership positions in education and related fields.

Individual program concentrations may require additional application materials. Please consult the appropriate program adviser. The following application deadlines apply:

Educational Administration
 
Summer: Master’s and doctoral applicants Mar. 1
Higher Education
 
Fall: Master’s applicants seeking internships outside of Housing Feb. 1
Fall: Master’s applicants seeking Housing internships or not needing internships Mar. 11
Fall: Doctoral applicants July 1
Spring: Doctoral applicants Nov. 1
Summer: Doctoral applicants Mar. 1
Foundations of Education
 
Fall: Master’s and doctoral applicants July 1
Spring: Master’s and doctoral applicants Nov. 1
Summer: Master’s and doctoral applicants Mar. 1
Educational Technology  
Fall: Master’s and doctoral applicants June 1
Spring: Master’s and doctoral applicants Nov. 1
Summer: Master’s and doctoral applicants Apr. 1
Policy Studies  
Fall: Doctoral applicants July 1
Spring: Doctoral applicants Nov. 1
Summer: Doctoral applicants Mar. 1

Submit your graduate application online. Supporting materials, such as the résumé, statement of purpose, writing sample, and letters of reference may be uploaded to the application. Original transcripts of all college and university course work and official test scores should be sent directly to the department:

The University of Kansas
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 W. Campus Road, Room 421
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101

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