PhD Program Admissions


We appreciate your interest in the PhD program offered by the Graduate Group in Education at the University of California Davis. Our faculty members represent a range of academic disciplines and approach research from a variety of perspectives. We welcome students who reflect this diversity in their academic preparation and work experiences. We require students to learn about different research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative so that they can grapple with the complex issues facing schools today. Applicants who demonstrate some familiarity with contemporary research in education and who have identified a specific research interest are qualities we look for in applications. Among our most important considerations in admitting an applicant is the fit between his/her research interests and our faculty’s expertise. We encourage applicants to contact faculty members to explore this fit and to learn more about our program.

PhD Program Information

PhD Admission/Application Requirements

Final Application and Fellowship/Funding Deadline is on DECEMBER 15th annually

Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of Graduate Studies Admissions application
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Statement of Purpose and Personal History
  • 3 Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample
  • Satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS score (International applicants only)
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • NOTE: GRE Test is NOT required

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