Final Application and Fellowship/Funding Deadline: DECEMBER 15.
Completion of Graduate Studies Admissions application
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Statement of Purpose and Personal History
3 Three Letters of Recommendation
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (last 5 years)
Satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS score (International applicants
Transcripts from all institutions attended
There are no prerequisites for this program.
Application Information and Tips:
Application Review: A holistic assessment of
an applicant’s readiness for doctoral study is conducted, as
any given application component can include cultural bias and
may replicate social inequality. To be as competitive as
possible, we encourage applicants to consider each piece of
their application portfolio carefully.
Online Application and Instructions are
located on the
Graduate Studies Website. Applicable application
fee is also required.
University Requirement: Applicants must
hold at least a Bachelors degree or equivalent with a B
Statements: The Statement of
Purpose should focus on your academic and research goals
and should address the following questions: What about
educational research interests you? What is your intended
research topic? Why are you choosing the PhD program at UC
Davis? What do you plan to do with your degree? The Personal History should focus on topics you would
like us to know about YOU. You might consider the following
questions when developing your personal history: What have been
your schooling experiences as a student and, if relevant, as a
teacher? Was there an event in your life that lead you to the
field of Education? Explain any discrepancies in your
application package such as low grades or GRE scores.
3 Letters of Recommendation: Our
recommendation is to select individuals who hold a PhD degree;
who can attest to your ability to do well in our PhD program;
who can verify your scholastic abilities.
Writing Sample: This should be a
research-based paper preferably related to education and your
research interest. We recommend a paper that shows your ability
to select a topic/question, develop ideas through analysis of
existing literature and/or data and formulate a conclusion. The
paper should also illustrate your skills as a writer of
GRE: Please send GRE scores to University
of California, Davis:
Institutional Code: 4834. We do not require a
minimum GRE Score; however, we do encourage you to prepare for
the test and perform your best. TIP: Mapping backward
from the Dec 15th deadline, one may wish to begin preparing for
and taking the GRE in July/August, so there is adequate time to
revisit the exam expectations and retake the exam if you feel
you can achieve a higher score.
TOEFL or IELTS: (International applicants
only) Please send scores to University of California,
Institutional Code: 4834
Transcripts: UC Davis requires academic
records from each college-level institution you have
attended. You will be instructed to upload scanned copies
of your transcripts after you have submitted your online
application. For more details visit https://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/submit-transcripts
Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Applicants
may upload their resume or CV to the online application.