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Applications for all graduate programs at the University of Delaware are done online through the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. Applicants can begin the online application, save it and return later to continue working. However, applicants must press the “Submit” button in the application system by the deadline date before it can be reviewed by the faculty admissions committee.

Application

Completed applications contain:

  1. The online application form.
  2. Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level.  Please note that the Mathematics Education Ph.D. specialization requires the applicant to hold a master’s degree in mathematics or a related field. Applicants may upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. Applicants who previously attended the University of Delaware still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification. Please do not send any transcripts to the School of Education.
  3. Test scores. Test scores, such as GRE and Praxis scores, are required in some programs. Please see the table below, and the individual program pages for specific requirements. Students whose native language is not English must submit official score reports of the TOEFL or IELTS test. The minimum acceptable score for the paper-based TOEFL is 600; the minimum acceptable score for the Internet-based TOEFL is 100. The minimum acceptable score for the IELTS is 7.0.
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation. Recommendations must be submitted electronically. You may find more information about submitting recommendations online.
  5. A personal statement or essay. The purpose of this statement is to introduce yourself to the admission committee and discuss your academic and career interests and goals as they stand now, and how you think the graduate program aligns with your interests. Some programs have specific essay questions to be answered and those questions are outlined online.
  6. Supplemental documents. Some programs require supplemental documents. Please see the individual program pages for specific requirements.
  7. Writing samples. Some programs also require writing samples. Please see the individual program pages for specific requirements.
  8. Resume. All graduate programs require the submission of a resume.

Please do not send any documents to the School of Education. All materials should be uploaded into the electronic application.

Test Scores and Deadlines

Test scores, such as GRE and Praxis scores, are required in some programs. In addition, each program has its own deadlines and admission term. Please see the table below, and the individual program pages for specific requirements. Please note that applications are due at midnight (Eastern time) on the dates listed below.

Program Application Deadline and Admission Term Program Coordinator Admissions Test Full- or Part-Time Need to be a Teacher? Certification Available? Other Application Requirements
Ph.D. in Education Dec. 15 (Fall) Kathleen Minke GRE Full-time No No Specific application question.
Ph.D. in Economic Education Dec. 15  (Fall) Saul Hoffman GRE Full-time No No No
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Feb. 28 (Fall) Jacquelyn Wilson None Part-time Some Some* Specific application question.
M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Apr. 1 (Fall) Scott Stevens GRE Full-time preferred No Yes Specific application question.
M.A. in TESL  4+1 Program Nov. 1 of junior year (Fall) Scott Stevens None Full-time No Yes Specific application question. Only English majors at UD are eligible.
M.A. in School Psychology Jan. 15 (Fall) Kathleen Minke GRE Full-time No Yes Interview, specific application question.
M.Ed. in Educational Technology
Nov. 1 (Spring)
Apr. 1 (Fall)
Fred Hofstetter None Either No No No
M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth
Nov. 1 (Spring)
Apr. 1 (Fall)
Laura Eisenman None Part-time Yes No Specific application question.
M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth – Masters Plus Certification Program (MPCP) Feb. 15 (Priority consideration for Summer)

Apr. 1 (Final deadline for Summer)

Laura Eisenman Praxis Core Full-time No Yes Specific application question.
M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth-4+1 Program Dec. 15 of junior year (Fall) Bridget Duda Praxis Core Full-time No Yes Only ECE, ETE, or secondary ed majors at UD are eligible. Specific application question.
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership
July 15
(Fall A)
Sept. 9
(Fall B)
Dec. 29 (Spring A)
Feb. 23 (Spring B)
April 27 (Summer A)
Rachel Karchmer-
Klein
None Part-time Yes No Specific application question.

* School Leader III certification is available to some Ed.D. students who meet specific criteria. Check with the Ed.D. program coordinator.

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