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How to Apply

files and leger bookApplications 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.


Completed applications contain:

  1. The on-line application form.
  2. 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.
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation. Recommendations must be submitted electronically. You may find more information about submitting recommendations online.
  4. Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level.  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.
  5. 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.

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.


Application Deadline and Admission Term
Faculty Coordinator Admission Test FT or PT study? Need to be Teacher? Initial Certification Available?

Other Application Requirements?

Ph.D. in Education Dec. 15
Fall admission
K. Minke GRE FT No No Specific application question.
Ph.D. in Economic Education Feb. 1
Fall admission
S. Hoffman GRE FT No No No
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Feb. 28
Fall admission
J. Buttram None PT Some Some * Specific application question.
M.A. in TESL Apr. 1
Fall admission
S. Stevens GRE FT preferred No Yes Specific application question.
M.A. in TESL–4+1 Program Nov. 1 (junior year) S. Stevens None FT No Yes Specific application question. Only English majors at UD are eligible.
M.A in School Psychology Jan. 15
Fall admission
K. Minke GRE FT No Yes Interview, specific application question.
M.Ed. Educational Technology Nov. 1 (spring)
Apr. 1
F. Hofstetter None Either No No No
M.Ed. Exceptional Children and Youth Nov. 1 (spring)
Apr. 1
N. Jordan None PT Yes No Specific application question.
M.Ed. Exceptional Children and Youth–  Masters + Cert (MPCP) Program Feb. 15
Summer admission
N. Jordan Praxis I FT  No  Yes Specific application question.
M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth– 4+1 Program Dec. 15 (junior year) L. Eisenman Praxis I FT No Yes Only ECE, ETE, or secondary ed majors at UD are eligible. Specific application question.
Master of Arts in Teaching–M.A.T. Feb. 1
Summer admission
B. Glass Praxis I
Praxis II
FT No Yes Transcript Analysis Forms. 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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