To apply to the Ph.D. in Education program, complete the steps of the UD online graduate application process. Additional information about the graduate application process can be found on our “How to Apply” page.
Some application items specific to the Ph.D. in Education program include:
- 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.
- GRE scores are required. Students typically are expected to have minimum scores of 150 on the verbal and quantitative sections and a 4.0 on the analytic writing section. Most admitted students have far higher than the minimum scores.
- Three letters of recommendation are required. Applicants should select recommenders who can comment on their potential to succeed in doctoral work.
- A personal statement in the essay section of the application is required.
- Applicants should introduce themselves and discuss educational and career goals related to the Ph.D. in Education program and how this program is a good match for their interests. Applicants should identify their area of specialization and potential research interest.
- While there are no requirements set by the School of Education, personal statements are generally 2-5 pages in length.
- A resume is required.
- No writing samples or supplemental documents are required.
- International applicants must submit scores from either the TOEFL or IELTS. Scores more than two years old cannot be validated or considered official. Required minimum scores for the TOEFL are 100 (internet-based test -iBT), 600 (paper-based test), or 250 (computer-based test). IELTS minimum score is 7.0.
The deadline for all applications to the Ph.D. in Education program is December 15 for study beginning the following fall term. ** For Fall 2018 admission, the PhD in Education program is accepting applications for until March 1, 2018.**
In general, it is not possible to take required core courses before becoming admitted. The required core courses are generally restricted to students already admitted into the program.