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. GRE scores are taken into account as one of many indicators of an applicant’s academic capabilities. 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.